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Man Found 'Ablaze' Outside Kensington Palace



    Hospital Patient Found 'Ablaze' Outside Kensington Palace
    File photo: Television news satellite trucks lineup to report on the second pregnancy of Britain's Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William outside their residence Kensington Palace in London, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

    A man was found "ablaze" outside Prince William's London home and died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to police, NBC News reported. 

    London's Metropolitan Police said a hospital called shortly after midnight to report that a patient had gone missing. Officers launched a search but didn't find the patient, police said in a statement.

    Three hours later, police responded to reports of a man "behaving suspiciously" outside the locked parks of Kensington Palace — where William and his wife live when they're in London.

    The man, believed to be in his forties, was found "ablaze" by responding officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene.