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Lurking gunman forces UN headquarters to be cordoned off

By AFP
December 03, 2021

UNITED NATIONS; United States: New York police on Thursday arrested a man holding a shotgun outside the United Nations headquarters after a tense stand-off in which roads around the venue were cordoned off.

According to a UN official speaking on condition of anonymity, the man had threatened to kill himself in front of one of the building´s main entrances. Images showed armed police surrounding him as he walked up and down the sidewalk holding the gun for more than two hours.”We have one male in custody in regard to this incident,” a NYPD spokeswoman said. UN meetings were not interrupted as police negotiated with the man before his arrest. “The UN headquarters is closed, there is police activity,” a UN spokesman told AFP.

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