Woman’s hair ablaze dur­ing in­au­gu­ra­tion

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Martin Weil

In what ap­peared to be an un­to­ward In­au­gu­ra­tion Day event, hair was set on fire on the pa­rade route on Jan. 20, D.C. po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred about 2 p.m. in the 700 block of Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue NW, po­lice said in a state­ment re­leased Saturday. The vic­tim was de­scribed only as fe­male, and no age was given.

A lighter was used, po­lice said. No rea­son for the attack was pro­vided. Po­lice said they re­ceived nu­mer­ous tips but have been un­able to iden­tify a per­son of in­ter­est.

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