Police give all clear after bomb threat at NY offices

CNN’s New York Office Evacuates Over Bomb Threat

CNN's NY studio was evacuated Thursday night in response to a bomb threat, according to one of its star anchormen.

The threat was not substantiated, the New York Police Department tweeted.

Stelter also tweeted that 58th Street outside the company's Columbus Circle headquarters has been closed down by police to traffic. Bomb threat. We're running taped programming.

The call came in after 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pretaped programing, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

While none of the devices had actually detonated, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that they were not dummies.

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"It's kind of a repeat situation of what we went through in October", Lemon said on CNN.

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter "FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" as CNN were evacuating their offices during a bomb scare on Thursday December 6, 2018.

"People just tuning in wondering why you're seeing me on Skype, why there are such technical difficulties, it's because we have been taken off the air because a bomb threat was called into CNN", said host Don Lemon.

CNN said several fire alarm bells signalling an evacuation rang inside its newsroom shortly after 10:30 pm.

That package was addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan.

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