New York police say a man with a gun who walked for hours in front of the United Nations has been arrested.
“Regarding reports of a man with a gun on 42nd Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan – this individual is currently in custody and has NO ONE to the public,” NYPD tweeted. “Continue to avoid this area and delays are expected. More information to follow as it becomes available. ”
Earlier, on Thursday, the police rounded up United Nation after a man was seen walking around outside the building with a weapon.
Video from the scene showed a man with gray hair, wearing a red sweater and brown jacket, pacing in front of the UN entrance with what appeared to be a long gun in his hand.
Several police cars and personnel were also present at the scene, with several officers pointing guns at the suspect. Can hear someone, possibly a member of the police, talking to him.
UN staff have been asked to shelter in place, a UN News Center journalist report.
On Twitter, the New York Police Department warned the public to stay away.
“Due to police investigation, avoid 42nd Street and 1st Avenue areas,” NYPD tweeted. “Expect emergency vehicles in the surrounding area. Traffic along FDR Drive was affected. Use an alternate route if traveling in the area. ”
According to a patch Reportedly, the deadlock started around 11am. Hours later, police were still trying to speak to the man, who was holding the gun vertically to his torso – possibly aiming it at his own head.
At around 12:30 p.m., police could see several armored vehicles, including one labeled “Emergency Rescue.”
At 12:35, the police updated the situation.
“The 42nd Street and 1st Avenue incident in Manhattan is ongoing at the moment,” the NYPD tweeted. “Please continue to stay away from this area and expect traffic delays. There are NO THIRDs available to the public at the moment. ”
After that, the journalist who had reported on the UN’s strike said the situation seemed to be under control.
“UPDATE: situation appears to be resolved, individual is currently under NYPD custody,” Laura Quinones report.
The NYPD has not released the suspect’s name, and his motives are so far unclear.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/man-gun-united-nations-police-b1968675.html NYPD arrests man seen walking outside UN ‘with gun’