CHICAGO - A woman set herself on fire in a suicide attempt Tuesday afternoon at U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis’ West Side office, authorities told NBC 5.
About 3 p.m., the 43-year-old woman entered the office at 2746 W. Madison St. She drank hand sanitizer, poured it on herself and set herself on fire in an attempt to kill herself, according to Chicago Police. She suffered burns and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Davis said he was told that the woman entered the office and began picking up various items around the room. Eventually, the woman was told to stop picking up staff members’ things and was told the police would be called if she didn’t listen.
That was when the woman picked up a bottle of hand sanitizer and began to drink it, he said. Then she poured the liquid on herself and pulled out a lighter. A member of Davis’ staff got a fire extinguisher, put out the flames and called 911.
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