CNN offices in NY evacuated due to 'bomb threat'

CNN’s New York Office Evacuates Over Bomb Threat

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.

Standing outside their offices, CNN's Brian Stelter, Lemon and Shimon Prokupecz used Stelter's iPhone and his wireless phone signal to dial in on air.

"We were told to evacuate the building and to do it as soon as possible". The NYPD said they were investigating.

Police conducted a "comprehensive sweep-and-search" of the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle, after receiving a threat made to a building housing CNN's offices in Manhattan.

Reacting to the threat, CNN's Chris Cuomo said that everyone was "fine" despite the evacuation.

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

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News reported that an "unsubstantiated telephone threat" was called into the network by a person who said there were 5 bombs in the building.

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

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

All vehicle and pedestrian traffic around the CNN offices had also been blocked by police, said New York Police Detective Hubert Reyes.

On Thursday night shortly after 10 p.m. Trump tweeted "FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!"

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

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