Atlantic City police said a Somers Point man was seriously injured after setting himself on fire at a gas station early Saturday morning.

Atlantic City Police Department officials said their officers responded to the Gulf gas station in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue just after midnight to a report of a man on fire.

They say,

Arriving officers located the man, 24, from Somers Point, NJ, with severe burns. A service station attendant used a fire extinguisher to extinguish the flames. The man was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with serious, life-threatening injuries.

An investigation revealed that the man had doused himself with rubbing alcohol before using a lighter to self-immolate himself. He then allegedly walked into a convenience store at the gas station, which started several small fires. They say he came out of the store and the fire has been put out.

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