DEARBORN (WWJ) – Officials say a 60-year-old man is seriously injured after he set himself on fire at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.
The man entered the building from the parking lot, hospital officials said, and proceeded to the main lobby where he set himself ablaze with materials he brought with him.
Security was notified and responded immediately, putting out the fire.
“Their quick action prevented any other injuries from occurring and protected the employees in the main corridor,” Beaumont said, in a news release.
A witness told WWJ the man was near an elevator but a worker smelled gas an didn’t let the man get in.
At a news conference, Beaumont-Dearborn Hospital President Kelly Smith said the man suffered severe burns. He was being treated in the hospital’s emergency department.
Dearborn police and fire are investigating the incident.