BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Brownsville police say that a 13-year-old boy suffered severe burns after lighting himself on fire.
ValleyCentral spoke with Investigator Martin Sandoval, spokesperson for the Brownsville Police Department, who said the incident occurred at 6:16 p.m. on Feb. 4.
“He lit himself on fire using rubbing alcohol and sage,” Sandoval said.
The teen was transported to the San Antonio Burn Unit with over 60% of body receiving burns, police said.
What prompted the teen’s actions remains unverified, Sandoval told ValleyCentral.
The case remains under investigation.