John Constantino identified as man who set self on fire

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the male who doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire at the National Mall on Friday, October 4, as 64-year-old John Constantino of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Constantino suffered from burns throughout his body, and was semi-conscious when the police arrived. He was transported via helicopter to a local hospital in critical condition, and later pronounced dead after succumbing to his injuries.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099.