ABINGTON, PA (CBS) — A man is being treated for burns after he attempted to light himself on fire inside an Abington Starbucks, police say. The incident unfolded around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of a shopping center on Huntingdon Pike.
Police arrived to find a vehicle engulfed in flames in the parking lot and a man standing outside of the car dousing himself with a flammable liquid.
Police say the man tried to avoid officers by running into a Starbucks in the shopping center, customers and employees were able to get out of the store unharmed.
As police attempted to negotiate with the man, he threatened to use a lighter to light himself on fire, but police fired less-lethal rounds to distract him and get him to the ground.
In the process the man struck his lighter once, which caused first and second degree burns to his hands.
The man was apprehended and is being treated for minor burns and abrasions.