A man with an ax and a sword tried to enter The New York Times’ newsroom to speak to its politics journalists, police said

The New York Times’ office building in Manhattan.
A man with an ax and a sword tried to enter The New York Times’ newsroom on Thursday.
The New York Police Department told the AP the man wanted to see The Times’ politics journalists.
The man then handed over his weapons when he was denied entry. 

A man with an ax and a sword tried to get into The New York Times’ Manhattan office building on Thursday, police told the Associated Press

The New York Police Department confirmed to the AP that the man found his way into the lobby of the newspaper’s 8th Avenue office building. He wanted to speak to the outlet’s political journalists, the NYPD told the AP. 

The man then handed over his weapons after he was denied entry and was later taken to the hospital for evaluation, The AP reported. 

A representative for The Times told the AP they were grateful to the NYPD “for responding to an incident in our lobby that was resolved quickly and peacefully.”

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