LOWER MANHATTAN –Two people have been shot outside of a federal building in lower Manhattan, local police have said.
It took place outside of 201 Varick street in lower Manhattan.
Officials have reported that two people have been shot, including one federal employee, the suspect is now in custody.
The shooting happened at 5:19 p.m. at the federal office building at 201 Varick St., sources said.
The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the security guard, and then shot himself fatally, sources said.
Sources have told reporters that the federal guard was rushed to the hospital, and was reported to be in cardiac arrest. The gunman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 53-year-old guard died shortly after the shooting on Varick Street; the gunman, identified as a 68-year-old man from Fort Lee, New Jersey, also was killed, law enforcement sources say.
This is a developing story, further information will be added as it becomes available.
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