OSLO - An unidentified man has been seriously injured in a self-immolation outside the courthouse where right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik is being tried on terror charges for a bombing and shooting massacre that killed 77 people on July 22.
Police said the man didn't appear to have any connections to the trial, which has been under way since mid-April in the Oslo District Court.
Before the incident the man had stopped by the office of Norwegian lawyer Bente Roli, where he dropped off an envelope with "confused" notes, Roli told The Associated Press.
"He was disturbed. Very much. He has nothing to do with the July 22 events," Roli said.
A video clip of the incident posted on Norwegian newspaper VG's website showed the man setting himself on fire before stunned witnesses.
He walked up to police with flames shooting up from his sweater and hat, and appeared to yell "shoot me, it hurts" in a Scandinavian language with a foreign accent.
He then ran toward the security checkpoint outside the court but turned right just before the entrance and slumped to the pavement.
The man shouted in pain as police officers rushed up to him and tore off his burning sweater.