CNN Evacuated After Bomb Threat – Network Forced To Air Taped Programs

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by Bruce Haring – Deadline Hollywood

The New York CNN headquarters was evacuated Thursday night after a bomb threat, according to tweets from several of its news people.

It is unclear whether the threat was against the news network or targeted a nearby location.  New York Police are investigating, and CNN is airing taped programming while that continues.

Shortly before midnight, the all-clear was given and employees were allowed back in. Don Lemon, broadcasting from the street, said the NYPD reported a call came in alleging five bombs planted in the building.

CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted that 58th Street, immediately outside the CNN Columbus Circle headquarters, was also closed.

CNN anchor Don Lemon tweeted that CNN’s floor in the Time Warner Center was evacuated in the middle of his nightly live show.

 

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