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Asylum seeker attempts to set self on fire

Published tisdag 7 januari 2014 kl 16.24

A man has been taken to hospital after trying to set fire to himself in the Migration Board offices in Karlstad.

The man was an asylum seeker, reports Swedish Television News.

Police arrived on the scene after 2 PM and so far have not said how serious the man's injuries are.

News agency TT reports that the offices filled with smoke and had to be evacuated.

At the end of October 2013 an 18-year-old also tried to set himself on fire in the Karlstad Migration Board office. He was sentenced to nine months in prison for attempted arson.

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