New York police respond to an armed man outside the United Nations

Police respond to a man carrying a firearm outside the United Nations compound on Manhattan’s East Side.

NYPD says officers are trying to engage the suspect, who is described as a man possibly in his 60s. he has He was reportedly walking outside the compound Since about 11 am the pool was Put it in the closed position.

Authorities are advising members of the public to avoid the 42nd Street and 1st Avenue area, as well as FDR Drive. The MTA has also rerouted buses.

This is a breaking news story. We will update with more details as they become available.

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