A man was on fire in horrifying scenes outside a London tube station, with witnesses claiming the victim set himself alight.
The man suffered non-life threatening injuries during the disturbing incident in front of Camden Tube station Friday afternoon.
A tube worker who witnessed the incident said the man was screaming as the incident unfolded outside HSBC.
“You’re just prepared that here you are, you can see anything really now,” they told the Camden New Journal.
“Even so, it was pretty bad. He was screaming.”
Emergency services, including police, ambulance and fire, were called at just after 4pm this afternoon.
The fire was extinguished and the man was rushed to hospital for treatment, the Metropolitan Police said.
A spokesperson for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 4.01pm 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.”
A large police cordon was put up outside Camden Tube station following the incident.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: “The Brigade were called to a fire and a man has been taken to hospital.
“Two fire engines are on the scene. We were called at 4.04pm.”
Camden High Street and Kentish Town Road were closed as police dealt with the incident.