Police: Man shoots security guard, self at New York federal building

PHOTO: Aerial scene of a shooting at 201 Varick St. in New York City, Aug. 21, 2015. (WABC)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man has walked into a federal building in New York City and opened fire, wounding a security guard before shooting himself.

The shooter is dead at the scene. The wounded officer has been taken to a hospital. His condition is unclear.

The New York Police Department says it happened Friday evening at a Manhattan building that houses an immigration court, a passport application center and the Department of Labor.

Police say the reason for the shooting is unclear.

Police say the man walked through a side entrance of the building, pulled out a firearm and shot the private security guard. They say the guard had a weapon but it doesn’t appear he was able to fire.

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