ATLANTIC CITY — A 24-year-old man was critically hurt after setting himself on fire and walking into a gas station convenience store, police announced.

Early Saturday just after midnight, Atlantic City Police responded to the Gulf Gas Station along the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a man on fire.

Officers found the man, a Somers Point resident, with severe burns.

Police said he had doused himself with rubbing alcohol and used a lighter to set himself on fire, before entering the on-site convenience store, starting multiple small fires inside.

He left the store and an attendant from the gas station used a fire extinguisher to put the flames out.

The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was taken to a local hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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