New York BOMB THREAT as Time Warner Building evacuated

08 December, 2018, 03:46 | Author: Carlos George
  • CNN's New York offices were evacuated due to a bomb threat Thursday night

But NBC News" local New York City station tweeted the "bomb threat was called in moments after Trump's "fake news' tweet".

"Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption".

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

CNN said several fire alarm bells signalling an evacuation rang inside its newsroom shortly after 10:30 pm.

Less than an hour before the threat was phoned in to the CNN, Trump had tweeted "FAKE NEWS - ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!"

The NYPD completed a sweep of the building in Columbus Circle and deemed it safe just before midnight. The Midtown North precinct tweeted that West 58th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues is closed due to a "police investigation".

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Using Stelter's iPhone to broadcast live, he and Lemon reported on the unfolding event outside CNN's evacuated offices.

"We are now searching the entire building".

A bomb squad was on standby outside the building as police officers search the offices, a law enforcement source said.

This was the third time that CNN had faced an evacuation over bomb threats.

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

In October, CNN's NY headquarters was evacuated after a package containing a crude pipe bomb, which was addressed to ex-Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief John Brennan, was found.

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