The man who self-immolated was from Tangshang Lowa village in Tsendha country, in Qinghai province. This morning many local Tibetan people went to the police station after the incident were the man burned himself and requested that the police either release him. Currently many members of the local community are waiting outside the police station in an increasingly tense situation, later it was confirmed that the man had succumbed to his injuries and died.
The police said that at eleven o'clock this morning they would release him, but so far they haven't released him and the people of the area do not know if he is alive or dead. Since the incident the area has been saturated by security forces-military trucks and soldiers, and they have cracked down on the area, a tactic that the Chinese military are now increasingly using after self-immolations in Tibet.