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Man dies in hospital, after setting himself on fire in Parliament grounds

News from NZ Police
The man who set himself on fire in front of Parliament Buildings has died in Wellington Hospital.

Police are continuing to make inquiries, on behalf of the coroner.

Wellington.Scoop – September 21
Police reported at 4.15 this afternoon that a man had set himself on fire on the lawn in front of Parliament Buildings. Police, fire and ambulance staff were called to Parliament grounds.

Ambulance staff reported that the man was in a critical condition.

He was to be transferred to Wellington Hospital.

Parliamentary Services have issued a notice saying the forecourt and front lawn of the Beehive “has been declared a crime scene”. Access restrictions are in place, and people have been told to exit via the back of the building.

The NZ Herald reports [5] that the man had a sign relating to child custody issues.