Man sets himself on fire in New York court for Trump trial

A man set himself on fire on Friday in front of the New York court where the historic criminal trial against former US President Donald Trump is taking place. The police confirmed corresponding media reports without giving further details.

Police jumped on the person before a fire extinguisher was used, US media reported. The fire department could initially be reached for a statement. The man was reportedly taken away for treatment.

The incident occurred shortly after the announcement that the jury for the criminal trial against Trump was complete, as six replacements had been selected in addition to the twelve jurors. The man set himself on fire in a park across from the courthouse. Supporters and opponents of Trump as well as media representatives gathered there.