Latest Brazilian High Profile Suicide Attempt: Man Sets Bus on Fire, Stabs Himself

Several highly publicized suicide attempts in Brazil over the last week have become the latest manifestation in an ongoing mental health epidemic in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A Rio de Janeiro man stabbed himself Thursday after attempting to set fire to a bus in the famous Copacabana neighborhood.

According to passengers the man removed a bottle of liquid from his bag and sprayed it on the seats. After igniting the liquid, he exited the bus and stabbed himself multiple times.

The bus driver managed to contain the fire with an onboard fire extinguisher, and all six passengers safely evacuated the vehicle.

Police identified the individual as Edivaldo Ribeiro de Farias and said that he had a history of violence, including accusations of attempted . . .

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