CNN's Brian Stelter is reporting that a bomb threat has led to the evacuation of CNN's NYC offices.
The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC's office at Columbus Circle. Due to the threat, the office has been evacuated. Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 7, 2018
The threat came during Don Lemon's show and the network is currently airing recorded programming.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) December 7, 2018
In what is sure to be a complete and total coincidence, the threat came around the same time as this tweet from President Trump.
FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
UPDATE: All-clear has been given by the NYPD and employees are returning to their offices. The bomb threat was called into CNN at 9:47 PM and mentioned there were five devices in the building.
NYPD has given the all-clear for CNN New York staff to re-enter the building at Columbus Circle, after a bomb threat was called in at 947p tonight.
— Karin Caifa (@karincaifaCNN) December 7, 2018
— Brian Steinberg (@bristei) December 7, 2018
The phoned threat to CNN was made at 9:47p ET, according to Turner Security
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) December 7, 2018
Before Trump's tweet. https://t.co/cGqkYL5ZUl
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) December 7, 2018
Jeff Zucker addressed tonight's bomb threat in a note to employees: pic.twitter.com/KbBvqmxO6D
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) December 7, 2018
#BREAKING UPDATE: NYPD gives all clear after CNN office in Columbus Circle was evacuated after bomb threat was called in moments after Trump's 'fake news' tweet https://t.co/LtgWtqZ5tH pic.twitter.com/1UTxxRZx78
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 7, 2018
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