Friday, 14 December, 2018

CNN offices in NY evacuated after bomb threat

The Time Warner Center Modal Trigger Christopher Sadowski
Kenny Thornton | 07 December, 2018, 17:33

A bomb threat was phoned in Thursday night for the building that houses CNN in New York City, leading to the building being evacuated, the New York Police Department confirmed to CBS News.

A bomb squad was on standby outside the building as police officers search the offices, a law enforcement source said.

While none of the devices had actually detonated, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that they were not dummies.

The network is airing taped programming due to the disruption, including "Anderson Cooper 360" on the East Coast.

The NYPD tweeted, "Around 10:35pm, a bomb threat was called into the Time Warner Center & the building was evacuated".

The call came in after 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pretaped programming, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

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In October, CNN was targeted in a wave of pipe bombs mailed to the network as well as to prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

'We were told to evacuate the building and to do it as soon as possible. A "comprehensive sweep search" of CNN offices was conducted, police said.

Host Don Lemon tweeted that staffers were evacuated from the premises during his live program.

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", he tweeted in August.

Brian Stelter also tweeted about the interruption.

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