Sri Lanka, April 20 -- A man has set himself on fire outside of the Manhattan courthouse where former United States President Donald Trump is currently standing trial on criminal charges of falsifying business records, authorities said.

The man doused himself in a liquid before throwing conspiracy-theory pamphlets into the air, police said.

His motive is unknown and police responded to the scene.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon, as the fourth day of the Trump trial unfolded. Witnesses reported seeing the man covered in flames outside of the courthouse, in a park across the street.

A correspondent for CNN was reporting live on air when the incident occurred. "There is chaos that is happening," CNN anchor Laura Coates said, de...