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Man escapes from hospital and sets himself on fire outside palace of Kate Middleton and Prince William

By Mason White 4:31 AM February 10, 2016
Prince William and Kate Middleton 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A mentally disturbed man died after escaping from a hospital and setting himself on fire outside the palace of Kate Middleton and Prince William in the United Kingdom.

London police said that the 40-year-old man, who was not identified died outside of the Kensington Palace, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officers were first called to the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, after receiving reports that the 40-year-old man was behaving suspiciously.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the man on fire.

The London Ambulance Service and firefighters were called to the scene, but the man was pronounced dead around 3:30 a.m., despite efforts to save him.

Police revealed that around 12:00 a.m., police received a call from a hospital to report that a mentally unstable man has escaped.

Police attempted to locate the missing man at his home, but he was not there. Instead, he went to the palace and set himself on fire.

A spokesman for the royal family confirmed that Kate Middleton and Prince William were not in the palace on Tuesday.