UN building on lockdown after armed man spotted outside

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The UN headquarters building in New York was on lockdown Thursday after a man with a shotgun was spotted outside.

The area of concern has been secured by the police as witnessed by Xinhua reporter.

No UN staff or associates are in danger, according to the UN.

The area surrounding the UN building remains closed with police officers and police vehicles seen in different areas surrounding the UN complex.

Police continued to negotiate with the armed man on 1st Avenue just in front of the UN Secretariat building, according to the UN.

Personnel may continue to safely exit by vehicle at 42nd street or enter/exit by foot at 46th street, according to the police. 

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