The United Nations headquarters in New York have been cordoned off during a police stand-off with a lone man apparently holding a gun outside the venue, officials say.
“The UN headquarters is closed, there is police activity,” a UN spokesman tells AFP.
Images show armed police surrounding the man standing on a sidewalk while holding what appears to be a gun.
According to an official speaking on condition of anonymity, the man threatened to kill himself in front of one of the building’s entrances.
#BREAKING Man with shotgun is pacing in front of the UN Headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. Gun pointed at himself. Police have him surrounded with bomb squad and bearcat. UNITED NATIONS #HappeningNow #nyc
— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) December 2, 2021