‘Disgruntled’ Air Force vet sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol, authorities said

first_imgABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — Atlanta’s Capital Square became a crime scene Tuesday when a man described by authorities as a “disgruntled” Air Force veteran stormed from his parked car strapped with incendiary devices and set himself on fire, authorities said.The unidentified man, 58, was transported to Grady Hospital and managed to tell first responders that he wanted to kill himself out of anger with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Georgia State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry told reporters.“He did indicate he is disgruntled with the V.A. system and he was seeking attention for that,” Perry said.The man pulled up to the fortified area at around 10:45 a.m. and walked across the street “strapped with some homemade incendiary devices and firecrackers,” Perry said.The man, who served in the Air Force, then “doused himself with some kind of flammable liquid and attempted to set himself on fire,” Perry added.Almost immediately, Perry noted, a Georgia State Patrol trooper “saw what was happening” and ran over with an extinguisher to smother the flames.The man’s car remained parked and “out of an abundance of caution” the Capital and Judiciary buildings were evacuated so the bomb squad can search for “any other explosive devices.”This is a develpping news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Top unsigned prospect Cole Anthony named McDonald’s All-American Game MVP

first_imgAnthony, a 6-3 guard from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, finished with 14 points, seven assists and four rebounds as his East team beat the West 115-100 in Atlanta. Before basketball fans swoon over Duke pair Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett and North Carolina’s Coby White this weekend in the NCAA Tournament, the freshman sensations of 2020 showcased themselves Tuesday in the McDonald’s All-American Game.Among the breakaway dunks and deep 3s, there was plenty of intrigue around top high school prospects who are still undecided on where they’ll hoop on the college level — including game MVP Cole Anthony. March Madness 2019: Kentucky star PJ Washington hints at return #McDAAG MVP award goes to Cole Anthony! See you next week at #GEICONationals ✌️@The_ColeAnthony pic.twitter.com/hWQhfR1uA2— Who’s Next (@WhosNextHS) March 28, 2019During the game, Anthony said he’s narrowed his top college choices to North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Oregon and Notre Dame. He said he’d make his decision in late April. Related News “We’re getting very close,” Anthony said on ESPN (via CBS Sports). “I want to see what talent I have around me, and who can help me reach the Final Four as a freshman.”Anthony is the son of former NBA player and current analyst Greg Anthony.last_img read more