CNN offices evacuated after bomb threat

CNN office evacuated due to bomb threat

Alarm bells went off in the CNN newsroom after 10 pm, signaling the evacuation.

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

Using Stelter's iPhone to broadcast live, he and Lemon reported on the unfolding event outside CNN's evacuated offices.

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

The call was made at around 10pm Eastern time (3am Friday morning United Kingdom time) as CNN switched briefly to pre-taped programming before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

"The caller with a Southern accent had claimed there were five bombs placed around the building", he reported. "We grabbed what we could and got out of the building and now, we are standing outside of the building", Lemon told his viewers.

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Police tweeted that 25 Columbus Circle was evacuated, and that personnel swept the building and decided it was safe.

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

On Thursday night shortly after 10 p.m. Trump tweeted "FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!"

In October, the building was evacuated after a package with an explosive device addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan was found.

A Florida man named Cesar Sayoc was arrested for allegedly sending them and was indicted on 30 federal counts.

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