CNN, others in NY evacuated after phoned-in bomb threat

07 December, 2018, 16:22 | Author: Myra Gill
  • People gather outside the Time Warner Center in New York. A police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package Explosive Devices New York USA- 24 Oct 2018

The bomb alert comes less than two months after CNN offices at the Time Warner Center were similarly evacuated due to what later turned out to be a pipe bomb, sent by Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc.

TheWrap's Jon Levine shared a clip of the moment Lemon's program abruptly went to break due to the threat.

The anonymous phone call was received by a member of staff at the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle, in Manhattan, Thursday night.

According to police, someone phoned in a threat stating there were five bombs placed throughout Time Warner Center.

Fire alarm bells rang out in the CNN newsroom triggering the evacuation.

Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search.

A bomb squad, police cars and emergency vehicles were rushed to the scene.


CNN anchor Don Lemon told his Twitter followers the studio had been evacuated in the middle of recording his show.

The news of evacuation came around half an hour after President Donald Trump attacked the mainstream media yet again with a short tweet.

"Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating", they added.

Brian Stelter also tweeted about the interruption.

He said: "Fake news - enemy of the people".

In October, the building was evacuated after a package with an explosive device addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan was found.

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