Police officers in Manhattan engaged in a standoff with a man outside the United Nations headquarters on the morning of Thursday, 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 the UN Secretariat Building by journalist Sherwin Bryce-Pease, shows a man dressed in red pacing in front of the 1st Avenue entrance. He is holding an object, but it is unclear in the video what it is. Credit: Sherwin Bryce-Pease via Storyful