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NYPD police officers peacefully ended an armed standoff on Thursday with a man toting a weapon outside the headquarters of the United Nations near 42nd Street and First Avenue in Manhattan.

Police said they received a 911 call at around 10:42 am describing a man “with white hair holding a shotgun” outside the United Nations.

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The standoff finally ended at around 1:40 pm with the man dropping his weapon and surrendering, NYPD News reported. He was transported to a city hospital for evaluation.

Police said there was no additional threat to the public.

The man’s motivation was not immediately clear. “The investigation remains active and ongoing,” police said. “Charges are pending.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.