UN spokesman said that the UN headquarters has been closed due to police activity.

United Nations, America:

The United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, has been sealed after a gunman was sighted.

Giving information, the officials said that a person was standing outside the headquarters with a gun.

A UN spokesman told AFP that the UN headquarters had been closed due to police activity.

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In the pictures, armed police are seen surrounding a man standing on the sidewalk carrying something like a gun.

An official on condition of anonymity said the man had threatened to shoot himself in front of an entrance to the building.

After which the road leading to the UN Headquarters was closed to traffic, but the meetings inside were not immediately affected.

The New York Police Department said on Twitter that due to the police investigation, avoid the area of ​​42nd Street and 1st Avenue except for emergency vehicles. 

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