CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat, no explosive found

NEW YORK: CNN's New York offices were evacuated Thursday night time after a bomb threat, but no explosive was discovered and police later gave the all transparent, the network mentioned.

The roughly 90 minute drama recalled a an identical evacuation in October after an explosive software was found out at CNN's New York headquarters.

Fire alarm bells rang inside the newsroom to signal an evacuation shortly after 10:30 pm, CNN mentioned on its website, as the network went to pre-taped programing.

An hour later the network was broadcasting from Skype.

"People just tuning in wondering why you're seeing me on Skype, why there's such technical difficulties, it's because we have been taken off the air because a bomb threat was called in to CNN," mentioned host Don Lemon.

"We were evacuated and we know as much as you do."

"Due to a police investigation at Columbus Circle, West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic," the New York Police Department tweeted, referring to the address of the scoop group's offices. "Please avoid this area. Update to follow."

Around nighttime, CNN mentioned police had given the all transparent for people to go back into the construction.


The bureau was up to now evacuated in October after a package deal with an explosive software was found out.


CNN was centered amid a wave of pipe bombs despatched to combatants of President Donald Trump.


A Florida guy named Cesar Sayoc was arrested for allegedly sending them and was indicted on 30 federal counts. He faces up to life in jail if convicted.


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