COLUMBUS CIRCLE, Manhattan — An hourslong barricade situation at Columbus Circle shows no signs of letting up before Thursday’s morning commute, and all people traveling through the area are advised to allow for extra time.
The man was first spotted at Columbus Circle at 2:15 a.m., and around 6:30 a.m. NYPD Chief James O'Neill said negotiations were continuing.
The ordeal has led to closures at Eighth Avenue from 55th to 59th streets, Ninth Avenue from 59th to 58th streets, and Broadway from 59th to 58th streets.
Due to the closure, bus routes are being diverted around the area.
Trains 1, A, B, C and D are also skipping the 59th Street - Columbus Circle stop in both directions.
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