Saturday, 15 December, 2018

CNN’s NYC Headquarters Evacuated After Bomb Threat

The Times Warner building The Times Warner building
Ellis Copeland | 07 December, 2018, 17:33

CNN offices in NY have again been evacuated because of a phoned-in bomb threat, though the police have issued an all-clear message.

As the 11 p.m. hour began, the network was airing the "Anderson Cooper" episode taped earlier Thursday evening, returning to live programming, about the bomb threat, shortly after 11:15 p.m.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed WNYC investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst for the latest.

The threat was not substantiated, the New York Police Department tweeted.

"The caller with a Southern accent had claimed there were five bombs placed around the building", he reported.

CNN’s New York Office Evacuates Over Bomb Threat

"We were told to evacuate the building and to do it as soon as possible".

The NYPD tweeted Thursday night that West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue was closed due to "a police investigation". Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby.

The roughly 90-minute drama recalled a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN's NY headquarters.

Just two months ago, bombs were sent to the CNN, as well as top Democrats like Barack Obama and the Clintons. It appears that tweet was made at around 10:08 p.m., which would make it after police said they received the 911 call.

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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