Man douses himself in liquid near UK Houses of Parliament

Police in London have detained a man near the Houses of Parliament after he doused himself in what appeared to be flammable liquid

LONDON -- Police in London detained a man near the Houses of Parliament Tuesday after he doused himself with what appeared to be flammable liquid.

The Metropolitan Police said that the man had a lighter. He was hosed down with a fire extinguisher during the midmorning incident.

The liquid did not ignite, and no injuries were reported.

The man was detained under the Mental Health Act.