Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.)

At about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, a woman walked into Democratic U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' office on the West Side of Chicago, drank from a bottle of hand sanitizer, poured the sanitizer over herself and proceeded to set herself on fire with a lighter, CBS News reports.

The reasons behind her actions are unclear, and authorities have yet to identify the woman.


According to CBS News, the woman spoke briefly with office staff before picking up the sanitizer. The staff used a fire extinguisher on her, but the woman ran out of the office while still on fire. Davis was not at the office during the time of the incident.

According to police, the woman's condition stabilized after she was taken to the hospital in serious condition with burns.

Read more at CBS News.

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