The New York Police Department is responding to several 911 calls reporting a man with what appears to be a shotgun on East 42nd Street and 1st Avenue, near the United Nations New York Headquarters, Detective Hubert Reyes said
A law enforcement official tells CNN Emergency Services Units are speaking with the man now who appears to still have possession of the weapon.
“We’ve locked down the building due to police activity going on outside the UN in front of our gates,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the United Nations tells CNN.
“Everyone is in the building for time being, the compound is locked,” Egli ha detto.
An internal message from the UN Security was administered saying:
“The Security and Safety Service of UNDSS wishes to inform that there is ongoing police activity at 1st Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Streets.”
“All personnel and delegates at UNHQ are hereby requested to shelter in place.”
“Host country authorities are presently on the scene. The Security and Safety Service is monitoring the situation and will update accordingly.”
The UN Security Council meeting is ongoing at present.
This is a developing story and will be updated.