BREAKING: Police Engage In Armed Standoff With Shotgun-Wielding Man At U.N. Headquarters

Police are engaged in an armed standoff with a shotgun-wielding man who is pacing around the entrance to the united nations headquarters building in midtown Manhattan in New York City, New York. Video footage appears to show the man tightly grasping a shotgun to his body during the standoff.

As of press time, the police response unit has been unable to convince the man to drop the weapon, and the person’s intentions and motivations are not yet immediately clear.

Here’s the guy in front of the UN. COPS have their guns aimed at him –telling him to put down the gun. They are closer than I am. I couldn’t make out the gun but he’s grasping something pic.twitter.com/7pTNsFiAus

— Greg Kelly-Ripped in 2022. (@gregkellyusa) December 2, 2021

RIGHT NOW: A GUY HAS A GUN IN FRONT OF THE UNITED NATIONS. POLICE ARE NEGOTIATING. STAND-OFF ⁦@UN⁩ ⁦@NYPDnewspic.twitter.com/NelcGzwC9A

— Greg Kelly-Ripped in 2022. (@gregkellyusa) December 2, 2021

Stand-off –Man with gun pacing in front of the United Nations. Police saying “put down the guy. There are better ways to get your message out.” White male. Grey hair. Red sweater tan jacket. pic.twitter.com/qOB5NACBne

— Greg Kelly-Ripped in 2022. (@gregkellyusa) December 2, 2021

Bomb sniffing dogs are sweeping the area for several blocks around the United Nations plaza.#HappeningNow pic.twitter.com/nXkEA0L5vN

— Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) December 2, 2021

And meanwhile here at the United Nations @UN HQ in New York, a man with a gun outside our building. Stay safe everyone. pic.twitter.com/NK0rDT00uL

— Yu Ping Chan (@YuPing_Chan) December 2, 2021

This is a developing news story and may be updated as more information becomes available.