Afghan man prevented from setting himself on fire outside US Embassy

An Afghan male tried to set himself on fire outside of the US Embassy in Athens, on Wednesday afternoon.

The Greek police said that the man was at the corner of Petros Kokkalis and Gelonos Streets at 15:30 when he doused himself with a flammable liquid, but policemen in the area immobilized him before he set himself on fire. The man was then brought in for questioning.