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CNN offices in NY evacuated due to 'bomb threat'

07 December 2018, 04:21 | Glen Norman

New York Police Department officers outisde the Time Warner Center building on Thursday | Jeenah Moon Reuters

US CNN office in New York evacuated after bomb threat

CNN anchor Brian Stelter said that the building had been evacuated.

"We were evacuated in the middle of my live show", Lemon tweeted.

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.

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This was the third time that CNN had faced an evacuation over bomb threats. "NYPD is going through our building", Lemon said, pointing to police officers lined up down the block, about 100 feet from the entrance of the building.

Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN's offices in NY.

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

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"At 10:07pm a bomb threat was called into the Time Warner Center and the building was evacuated", the NYPD wrote on Twitter. Less than an hour before the threat was phoned in to the CNN, Trump had tweeted "FAKE NEWS - ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" They evacuated the studios out of caution.

The network's bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered, officials said. Sayoc was indicted last month.

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