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Calif. man set on fire while riding a public bus in Oakland during rush hour, police say

An AC Transit bus acgov.org via CBS San Francisco

An AC Transit bus
acgov.org via CBS San Francisco
(CBS/AP) OAKLAND, Calif. - Police say a man was severely burned when he was set on fire while riding a public bus during Monday's evening rush hour in Oakland, Calif.

The Oakland Tribune reports the driver of the AC Transit bus stopped the Line 57 bus to call for assistance after noticing the fire shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. Several people exited the back of the bus.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the victim was 18-years-old and he may have been dozing off when he was set on fire.

AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson says the unidentified victim was taken to the burn center at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. Neither police nor Johnson could disclose the severity of his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, and authorities have not released information about a possible suspect or motive.

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