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Bomb threat at CNN minutes after Trump tweet UPDATE: All-clear given

Friday December 7, 2018. 05:15 AM , from BoingBoing
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.

We were evacuated in the middle of my live show. Bomb threat. We’re running taped programming. NYPD is investigating. Stay tuned. #cnn #nypd
— 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.

— 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.⁦@CNN⁩ is back on the air live with ⁦@donlemon⁩ and ⁦@brianstelter⁩
— 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.
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) December 7, 2018

Jeff Zucker addressed tonight’s bomb threat in a note to employees:
— 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
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 7, 2018

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