NY police give all clear after CNN bomb threat

Leroy Wright
December 8, 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.

"There has been a bomb threat phoned into the CNN offices in NY", tweeted the official CNN public relations account.

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".

Stelter also tweeted that 58th Street outside the company's Columbus Circle headquarters has been closed down by police to traffic. The show was halted in the middle, forcing CNN to air pre-taped programming. Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating.

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

Fire alarm bells rang out through the building announcing it was being evacuated.

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CNN released the following statement regarding the incident: "There has been a bomb threat phoned into the CNN offices in NY".

Within the same hour as the bomb threat, President Donald Trump, who has made a political career of attacking CNN, had just tweeted about "fake news".

"The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building".

Police gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices on 24 October 2018 in New York City.

In August, New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel received a voice message from an individual who referred to him as an "enemy of the people", the same language used by Trump, and threatened the journalist with an AK-47.

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