Woman critically burned at Indianapolis gas station
36-year-old woman from Louisville, Ky.
Last Updated: 215 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A woman doused herself with gasoline and lit herself on fire at a northeast side gas station Friday, police said.
The incident happened just after 9 a.m. at the Speedway station at 82nd Street and Allisonville Road.
Police said the 36-year-old woman from Louisville, Ky., poured gasoline from one of the pumps on herself and then lit herself on fire.
Other customers rushed to the woman's aid, extinguishing the flames and telling a gas station employee to shut off fuel to the pumps, police said.
A witness told police he heard the woman say she was depressed and that she wanted to hurt herself, according to a police report.
When police arrived, they found the woman with burns on her face and upper body, but they said she was alert and talking.
Before she was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition, the woman told officers there was something explosive in her vehicle, police said.
The gas station was evacuated and members of the bomb squad were called in. They cleared the scene without incident.
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