Man tries to put out Olympic flame with fire extinguisher in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 16 (UPI) — A man armed with a fire extinguisher attempted to put out the Olympic flame, the second time someone tried to douse the flame on its trip to the 2016 Summer Games.

Video shows a man running from the crowd as the torch bearers passed through Joinville and attempting unsuccessfully to spray the flame with a fire extinguisher before being apprehended by security.

According to Fox Sports, the man’s motivations were unknown but he was arrested for attempting to put out the flame symbolizing the spirit of the competition at the games.

A similar filed attempt at extinguishing the Olympic flame was made in June when a 27-year-old man acting on a dare flung a bucket of water at the torch, but missed and doused security guards.

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