'Armed' Man Seen Outside United Nations Building During Standoff

New York City police officers engaged in an extended standoff with a man observers said was armed with a rifle outside the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan on December 2.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) instructed people to avoid the immediate area of 42nd Street and 1st Avenue, where a main entrance to the UN used by staff and diplomats is located.

This footage, recorded from across 1st Avenue, shows the man pacing back and forth. He is holding an object to his head. Local reports indicated the man was “armed,” though the nature of the object is unclear. Credit: Fahad Aldoseri via Storyful

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