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Man who set self on fire outside Trump trial spouted conspiracy theories

Man who set self on fire outside Trump trial spouted conspiracy theories

The man who set himself on fire Friday outside the New York City courthouse where former President Trump is on trial died of his extensive injuries, authorities said. Maxwell Azzarello, 37, a St. Augustine, Fla., resident who arrived in New York this week, was rushed to the burn unit at New York Presbyterian-Cornell Hospital after the shocking incident. He died just before midnight, New York City police said. On Friday, Azzarello joined other protesters, Trump supporters and media who have been stationed in Collect Pond Park outside the downtown Manhattan courthouse as Trump’s “hush money” trial gets underway. There was no indication Azzarello had any specific grievances related to Trump or his trial. Instead, police described him as a “conspiracy theorist.” A New York Times photographer took a picture of Azzarello holding a sign that read, “Trump is with Biden and they’re about to fascist coup us.” About 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, Azzarello walked to the center of the park, pulled pamphlets from a book bag, threw them into the air, then doused himself with …