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Man ‘sets himself ON FIRE’ at Camden Town tube station in front of horrified commuters

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'HE WAS SCREAMING'

A MAN set himself on fire in front of Camden Town tube station in London in front of horrified commuters.

Emergency services, including police officers and the London Ambulance Service, rushed to the scene at 4pm today.

The man suffered burns that are not considered life-threatening, the Metropolitan Police said.

Officers added the fire was extinguished and the man was taken to hospital.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Police were called at approximately 16:01hrs to Camden Town Underground Station.

"Officers and LAS attended the scene and found a man who was on fire.

"The fire was extinguished and he is believed to have suffered non-life-threatening burns.

"He has been taken to hospital by air ambulance.

"The man was detained under the mental health act at the scene."

Camden High Street and Kentish Town Road were closed as police dealt with the incident.

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