CNN office evacuated due to bomb threat - anchor

Howard TerryDec 08, 2018

Photos shared on social media by Stelter and others show police investigating the alleged threat near the Time Warner Center complex, where CNN's NY head office is housed.

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

Fox News reported at 11:16 pm that, according to the NYPD, someone had phoned in that there were five bombs throughout the Time Warner Building, where CNN is housed.

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

The call came in about 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pre-tapped programming, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building. "NYPD is going through our building", Lemon said, pointing to police officers lined up down the block, about 100 feet from the entrance of the building. Bomb threat. We're running taped programming.

"The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building,"CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff".

"We were evacuated in the middle of my live show".

The New York Police Department tweeted that they were responding to Columbus Circle, where CNN is located, and urged people to avoid the area.

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

That package was addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan.

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