Blue light use at Alexanderplatz in Berlin: One person set himself on fire. She was taken to the hospital seriously injured.
The German “Bild” newspaper first reported on the incident. According to the tabloid, a person (gender unclear) set himself on fire on Tuesday at around 1:20 p.m. in front of a shopping center on Alexanderplatz in the German capital. According to the eyewitnesses, the person doused himself with a flammable liquid. Passers-by then alerted the police.
Witnesses rushed to help with fire extinguishers
Employees from the mall immediately stormed outside and put out the burning person with a fire extinguisher.
He was seriously injured, but his life is not in danger. “A large area of Alexanderplatz is cordoned off.” There is no evidence of an extremist act, “said a spokesman for the Berlin police,” “Bild” quotes a police spokesman.