CNN's New York Offices Evacuated Over Telephone Bomb Threat

CNN's New York Offices Evacuated Over Telephone Bomb Threat

Lemon said fire alarms rang and a loudspeaker told them they needed to evacuate during his live show.

Host Don Lemon tweeted that staffers were evacuated from the premises during his live program.

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

Police said the threat was received at the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle Thursday night.

"Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption".

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

Around midnight, CNN said police had given the all clear for people to go back into the building.

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

Bomb squads were put on standby in case any devices were found, police said.

The news of evacuation came around half an hour after President Donald Trump attacked the mainstream media yet again with a short tweet.

He said: "Fake news - enemy of the people".

Security officers evacuated the building as a precaution and called police.

CNN was also evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered.

Cesar Sayoc, a Florida resident, was arrested for allegedly sending that bomb, as well as a number of others, to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker and Maxine Waters.

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