A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal government building in Manhattan early Friday evening, local news outlets reported, wounding a guard before killing himself.

The shooting took place in a 12-story SoHo building, which “houses several federal offices, including an immigrant court, environmental offices, post office and branch offices for the Department of Justice and Department of Labor,” NBC News reported

Witnesses said traffic in the area was blocked off as police arrived on the scene.

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Gunman opens fire in New York federal building before killing himself