Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

CNN evacuated after bomb threat

US CNN office in New York evacuated after bomb threat New York Police Department officers outisde the Time Warner Center building on Thursday | Jeenah Moon Reuters
Pablo Mccormick | 07 December, 2018, 16:19

"Due to the threat, the office has been evacuated", Stelter tweeted shortly after 10:30 p.m.

On Thursday evening, CNN's New York City offices were evacuated following a bomb threat.

CNN's Brian Stelter tweeted that CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption.

Don Lemon, who was on the air at the time of the bomb threat was forced to abandon his show.

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Around midnight, CNN said police had given the all clear for people to go back into the building.

"At 10:07pm a bomb threat was called into the Time Warner Center and the building was evacuated", the NYPD wrote on Twitter.

Before allowing employees to return to work, the NYPD confirmed that a police investigation was taking place at Columbus Circle but said that the threat had not yet been substantiated.

The caller said five bombs had been planted in the building.

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Bomb squads were put on standby in case any devices were found, police said.

'FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, ' Trump tweeted just after 10pm. They evacuated the studios out of caution.

In October, Time Warner Center was evacuated after a package containing an explosive device addressed to ex-CIA Director John Brennan was discovered. Sayoc, who was tracked down to Florida and arrested on October 26, faces life in prison for sending at least 16 mail bombs in total.

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