The Scanner Today, March 1
Good evening. It's been a busy few hours.
We had the scoop on today's biggest story, which involved a man in mental health crisis who set himself on fire at UC Berkeley.
We updated the story repeatedly as we collected new information, so be sure to see the link below for the latest version.
Special thanks to photographer David Yee as well as reader Allen Barth, who shared key details and photographs from the scene.
Also, just published: A driver in a stolen car who ran a stop sign in front of a Berkeley police officer ended up crashing into two vehicles and evading capture Wednesday, authorities say. The man had found the car in Berkeley with its engine running and took it.
We're keeping this intro even shorter than usual because we're about to jump on a call about some significant news that came in today. Stay tuned and stay safe.