Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Police Probe Bomb Threat At Building Housing CNN’s New York Offices

Police Probe Bomb Threat At Building Housing CNN’s New York Offices

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

But police later said there was no evidence of any explosives inside the building, the station reported. Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating.

The network is airing taped programming due to the disruption, including "Anderson Cooper 360" on the East Coast.

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.

This isn't the first time the building has been the target of bomb threat phone calls.

The bomb alert comes less than two months after CNN offices at the Time Warner Center were similarly evacuated due to what later turned out to be a pipe bomb, sent by Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc.

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

CNN host Don Lemon told followers on Twitter that he was evacuated in the middle of his nightly show.

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter "FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" as CNN were evacuating their offices during a bomb scare on Thursday December 6, 2018. "We grabbed what we could and go out of the building and now we're standing out front there", Lemon said.

Police gave the all clear shortly before midnight Eastern time (5am United Kingdom time) after dozens of police officers searched the building floor by floor.

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