24 Mar '18, 12am

Motive Unclear for Man Who Lit Himself on Fire, Rammed Into Base Gate

Motive Unclear for Man Who Lit Himself on Fire, Rammed Into Base Gate

The man who apparently lit himself on fire and drove through a gate at Travis Air Force Base , California, with propane tanks in his minivan Wednesday night was a legal immigrant from India with no local family and few associates, FBI officials said Friday evening. Mystery still surrounds the circumstances under which Hafiz Kazi, 51, drove through the main gate around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Kazi's vehicle blew through the first checkpoint and then veered off and crashed, with him inside. In a press conference in California, Sean Ragan, special agent in charge of the FBI's Sacramento Field Office, said officials are investigating the incident but have not made any determinations as to Kazi's motives or affiliations. Ragan said Kazi appeared to be on fire as he approached the base in a Kia minivan. By the time emergency responders reached Kazi's car, Ragan said, he had already di...

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