UN headquarters cordoned off over armed man

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.

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