CNN offices face evacuation over bomb threat during Don Lemon show, but it was lifted
CNN’s New York offices were evacuated on Thursday night before employees were allowed to return.
CNN Communications tweeted that a bomb threat was phoned into the company’s New York office. The NYPD said they were investigating.
Chief media correspondent Brian Stelter tweeted that CNN was airing taped programming due to the threat.
And network host Don Lemon tweeted that the offices were evacuated in the middle of his live show, which was taken off the air.
The NYPD later gave the all clear for employees to go back to work.
According to CNN, fire alarm bells rang inside the newsroom shortly after 10:30 p.m.
The NYPD tweeted Thursday night that West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue was closed due to “a police investigation.”
The NYPD also confirmed the threat to CBS.
Police tweeted that 25 Columbus Circle was evacuated, and that personnel swept the building and decided it was safe.
A freeze on pedestrian traffic was lifted and traffic on West 58th Street was to be opened again.
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