Homeless Man Set Himself On Fire Inside Bleecker Street Station, FDNY Says

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on March 22, 2013 8:42am

 The victim had minor burns after setting himself alight in the Bleecker Street subway station early Friday March 22, 2013
The victim had minor burns after setting himself alight in the Bleecker Street subway station early Friday March 22, 2013
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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.

 

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