By DanielPenfield - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

UN headquarters in New York City is now on lockdown after a man was spotted outside with a gun.

As Fox News reports:

The United Nations’ headquarters in New York City went on lockdown Thursday, reportedly due to a man outside waving a gun.

The New York Police Department was negotiating with the armed individual to get him to surrender and drop his firearm, Fox 5 NY reported. The individual was described as a man in his 60s. The incident started around 10:30 a.m., and social media video showed a man pointing a gun at himself.

The video posted online also showed NYPD officers in tactical gear and long guns, Fox 5 reported. Employees were sheltering in place at the United Nations complex, which consists of four buildings along the East River in Manhattan. Few additional details were immediately available.

It is not yet clear what the man’s motivation is.

This story is developing…


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