LAKEWOOD, NJ – A homeless man was treated for burns on his torso, including his stomach and chest, after setting his sweater on fire Thursday night.

Lakewood Police officers responded to the New Jersey Transit bus terminal located at 200 First Street in downtown Lakewood at around 11 pm on Thursday.

The 43-year-old man called 911 and reported that he had suicidal tendencies and set his sweatshirt on fire.

He was treated at the scene before being transported to the hospital for further treatment and given a psychological health evaluation. No charges have been filed at this time.

The man’s identity was not released by police.

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