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‘Armed man’ outside United Nations building in New York City sparks massive police stand off

AN armed suspect outside the United Nations building in New York City sparks a massive police stand-off.

The New York City Police Department confirmed to The Sun that they received calls of an unknown man in possession of a gun at the UN shortly before 11am on Thursday.

Video from the scene showed heavy police presence as a white male with grey hair, sporting a red sweater and tan jacket, is seeing pacing back and forth in front of the government building.

The video appears to show the man pointing the large firearm to his chin.

Footage posted on Twitter showed NYPD officials aiming their guns at the unknown individual.

United Nations staff were reportedly asked to shelter in place as try to police de-escalate the stand-off.

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