Homeless Man Set Himself On Fire Inside Bleecker Street Station, FDNY Says
NOHO — A homeless man set himself on fire in the Bleecker Street subway station during Friday morning rush-hour, FDNY officials said.
The victim, whose identity was not immediately released, had minor burns on his legs and was taken to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center about 7:15 a.m., a fire spokesman said.
An MTA booth attendant at the station said EMS workers swaddled the man in a blanket and carted him away in a wheelchair.
It was unclear if the fire was accidental, officials said.