This is our main Post Office. Also, the location of our Regional VA Office and DAV. Lots of choppers and sirens here in the West Village.
WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — A federal officer has been shot and is in critical condition while a suspect is dead outside a federal building located at 201 Varick Street.
Federal police and NYPD are on the scene of a shooting outside a federal building located at the corner of Houston and Varick Street.
Preliminary reports say shots were exchanged between officers and the suspect outside the building that includes the Varick Street Immigration Court and post office.
NYPD says the suspect shot himself in the head and EMS confirms the suspect is dead at the scene.
The officer was in cardiac arrest, reportedly in critical condition, taken to Lennox Hill Healthplex. Sources tell PIX11 the officer shot is a “contract” employee security guard.
The cause of the incident is still unclear. NYPD will hold a briefing shortly.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.