Man critical after setting self on fire

BOARDMAN — A middle-aged man was in critical condition Wednesday night in Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s regional burn center, Akron, after being engulfed in flames at about 4:30 p.m. at the rear of Lake Park Cemetery.

Police said the Boardman resident had attempted suicide by dumping gasoline over his body and igniting it. A witness saw the man and somehow extinguished the fire.

Police said Wednesday night that they are not releasing the man’s name until family members can be notified.

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