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.
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.@CNN is back on the air live with @donlemon and @brianstelter pic.twitter.com/wWfB3TYlVq
— 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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