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NYPD is negotiating with a man armed with a handgun outside the United Nations

United Nations officials said the New York Police Department continued to “negotiate with an individual armed with a handgun” outside the United Nations, but no staff or associates were in danger. became a shotgun on East 42nd Street and 1st Avenue, near United Nations Headquarters in New York, Detective Hubert Reyes said. Two law enforcement officials said the man was seen muttering to himself and also carrying what appeared to be a bag with him. Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the United Nations told CNN, outside the United Nations in front of our gates. to report that there is police activity taking place at 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 43rd Street. ” monitor the situation and will update accordingly.” United Nations Security Council meeting now happenning. This is a developing story and will be updated.

United Nations officials said the New York Police Department continued to “negotiate with an individual armed with a handgun” outside the United Nations, but no staff or associates were in danger.

Earlier, the NYPD responded to several 911 calls reporting a man with what appeared to be a handgun on East 42nd Street and 1st Avenue, near United Nations Headquarters in New York, Detective Hubert Reyes said.

Two law enforcement officials say the man was seen muttering to himself and also carrying a bag with him.

Both sources said the bomb squad acted as a precautionary measure.

Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for the United Nations, told CNN: “We have locked down the building due to police activity going on outside the United Nations right in front of our gates.

He added that the situation is ongoing.

An internal message from the United Nations Security Agency was sent stating:

“UNDSS Security and Safety Service is pleased to be informed that there is police activity taking place on First Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets.”

“All staff and delegates at UNHQ are asked to shelter in place.”

“Host country authorities are currently on the scene. The Safety and Security Service is monitoring the situation and will update accordingly.”

The United Nations Security Council meeting is currently underway.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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