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CNN's New York Offices Temporarily Evacuated After Bomb Threat

CNN's New York Offices Temporarily Evacuated After Bomb Threat

CNN's NY offices and studios were briefly evacuated late Thursday after receiving a phone-in bomb threat.

The "all clear" was given by police shortly before midnight after several dozen police officers searched the building floor by floor. The NYPD later issued an all-clear and said pedestrian traffic was reopened.

TheWrap's Jon Levine shared a clip of the moment Lemon's program abruptly went to break due to the threat.

Police closed off 58th Street, where the Time Warner building housing the CNN headquarter is located.

Law enforcement said that someone had called and claimed there were 5 bombs inside the building.

Initial reports conflicted about the precise time of the bomb threat itself, raising questions about whether Trump's tweet might have instigated the attack.




Brian Stelter also tweeted about the interruption.

After CNN resumed its live coverage, Lemon said that a "call was made from the southern part of the United States". A "comprehensive sweep search" of CNN offices was conducted, police said.

The broadcaster said they have gone to taped programming in the meantime and Don Lemon's "CNN Tonight" has been taken off air.

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it's TRUE", he tweeted in August.

The one sent to the CNN was addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, who is a contributor to MSNBC and NBC News but has no relation to CNN.