An 18-year-old Danish man set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen on Friday, police said.

The fire was put out and the man was taken to hospital for treatment, in a conscious state and not in a life-threatening condition, police said.

Police declined to comment immediately on the man's motive.

(Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen and Nikolaj Skydsgaard, editing by Terje Solsvik, Robert Birsel)