A standoff between a suicidal man armed with a shotgun and cops outside the United Nations building in Manhattan ended after nearly three hours Thursday, police said.
The unnamed man, who is in his 60s, was pacing on First Avenue between East 42nd and 45th streets late Thursday morning and was believed to be suicidal, cops said.
Disturbing photos from the scene show the man, wearing a red jacket and blue jeans, pointing the firearm under his chin as cops tried to talk him down.
The man was taken into custody around 1:45 p.m., police said.
Police sources believe the man is from Pennsylvania and had traveled to the city with a pair of suspicious backpacks, which were spotted at the scene.
He allegedly told hostage negotiators he was upset over environmental issues, sources said.
Cops shut down roads surrounding the UN complex, which was also placed on lockdown.
Additional reporting by Elizabeth Rosner