Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

CNN New York Offices Evacuated For Bomb Threat

CNN New York Offices Evacuated For Bomb Threat

Police are investigating a fake bomb threat at the building housing CNN's NY offices in Manhattan.

A preliminary search by security found nothing, and the NYPD was conducting a search as a precaution, the police official said.

During the bomb scare, CNN was forced to switch to pre-recorded material and host Don Lemon had to evacuate the studio in the middle of his show.

The NYPD later gave the all clear for employees to go back to work.

Several fire alarm bells rang inside CNN's NY newsroom, signaling an evacuation after the call was received shortly before 10 p.m., the company's security said.

The NYPD reported that around "10:35pm, a bomb threat was called into the Time Warner Center", but later issued a correction saying, "Police responded to a call at 10:07 PM".

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The threat was not substantiated, the New York Police Department tweeted. The Midtown North precinct tweeted that West 58th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues is closed due to a "police investigation". When programming returned, a taped version of Anderson 360 began broadcasting.

"We are now searching the entire building".

The bomb threat was phoned-in, according to CNN.

Brian Stelter also tweeted about the interruption.

In October, Time Warner Center was evacuated after a package containing an explosive device addressed to ex-CIA Director John Brennan was discovered.

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

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