CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat

07 December, 2018, 16:22 | Author: Wade Massey
  • All clear after bomb threat forces evacuation of CNN offices

Staffers evacuated the CNN New York offices in the Time Warner Center building and Don Lemon's "CNN Tonight", which had been on a commercial break, was taken off the air. Bomb threat. We're running taped programming.

Stelter also tweeted that 58th Street outside the company's Columbus Circle headquarters has been closed down by police to traffic.

"The caller with a Southern accent had claimed there were five bombs placed around the building", he reported.

Police gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices on 24 October 2018 in New York City.

CNN's NY offices and studios have been evacuated due to a phoned bomb threat, the company says. "We grabbed what we could and got out of the building and now, we are standing outside of the building", Lemon said.

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

A day later they were evacuated again due to a suspicious package that was later declared as safe.

A preliminary search by security found nothing, and the NYPD was conducting a search as a precaution, the police official said. The tweet does not mention CNN by name, but "fake news" is his go-to description of every mainstream outlet, CNN included.

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.

'FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, ' Trump tweeted just after 10pm.

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