Man douses himself with gasoline, tries to set himself on fire near WTC

David Caplan
October 22, 2019 - 5:20 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD took into custody Tuesday afternoon a man who attemped to set himself on fire near the World Trade Center.

In an apparent related tweet, the NYPD tweeted that its bomb squad was investigating a "suspicious package" in the same area, near West and Vessey Streets around 4:30 p.m.

Less than one hour later, the bomb squad gave the all-clear. 

According to one report, the man doused himself in gasoline, and the bomb squad was going to check his belongings.