Veteran protesting VA sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol
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A veteran set himself on fire outside the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday after he launched a "personal protest" against the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Georgia State Patrol said. 

"A veteran that was disgruntled with the VA did a personal protest in front of the Capitol, which involved gasoline and some fireworks and he was injured," Mark McDonough, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Safety, told WSB-TV in Atlanta.


McDonough said a trooper put the blaze out with his fire extinguisher and that the veteran was transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that roads around the Capitol are closed and officials are searching for additional threats in the area. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's bomb squad is also on the scene to examine a vehicle.