ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Authorities say a New Jersey man set himself on fire and then entered a gas station convenience store, starting small fires before he was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Atlantic City police said the 24-year-old Somers Point man doused himself with rubbing alcohol and used a lighter to set himself on fire before going into the store at the Gulf Gas Station just after midnight Friday.
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Police said "multiple small fires" were started before the man went out.
An attendant from the gas station used a fire extinguisher to put the flames out. The man was taken to a hospital with what police called "serious, life-threatening injuries."