Armed man surrenders after hourslong standoff outside UN headquarters


NEW YORK (WPIX) — A man who had been armed with a gun as he paced in front of the United Nations headquarters in New York City for nearly three hours has surrendered to police.

Police vehicles and officers were seen outside the UN headquarters on East 42nd Street and First Avenue.

Credit: Citizen App

Videos in the Citizen app showed the armed man walking back and forth in front of flags outside the UN as at least one helicopter flew overhead.

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UN staff are sheltering in place, according to a journalist who works for the United Nations.

The NYPD advised people to avoid the area.

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