John Constantino ID’ed as Man Who Set Himself on Fire in Washington, DC

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

John Constantino has been identified as the man who set himself on fire at Washington D.C.’s National Mall on Oct. 4.

Constantino later died of his injuries in the hospital. He was transported via helicopter to a hospital.

He poured contents of a red canister of gasoline, then set himself on fire around 4 p.m.

Joggers who were passing by took off their shirts and beat the flames down, but it was ultimately too late. 

Constantino was a resident of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, reported WJLA on Monday night.

Constantino was 64.

Anyone with information is asked to call D.C. police at (202) 727-9099.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.