New York (CBS New York) There is a heavy police presence outside United nations The headquarters is near 42nd Street East and First Avenue.
The police get into a confrontation with a man on the sidewalk with a gun.
The incident that occurred on 42nd Street and 1st Avenue in Manhattan is ongoing at this time. Please continue to stay away from the area and expect traffic delays. There is currently no threat to the public. pic.twitter.com/TYyfXu8rYr
– New York Police News (NYPDnews) December 2, 2021
The NYPD Bomb Squad He was at the scene as a precaution, but police said there was no indication that the man had any type of explosive.
“A UN security guard ran up to us and said, ‘Get out of the truck! Get out of the truck!'” Witness Brian Osborne said… We got off the truck and ran to 42nd Street.
Police say there does not appear to be a threat to the public.
Hostage negotiators are working to speak with the man to get more information.
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