CNN's New York Offices Temporarily Evacuated After Bomb Threat

CNN's New York Offices Temporarily Evacuated After Bomb Threat

CNN's New York Offices Temporarily Evacuated After Bomb Threat

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

CNN anchor Brian Stelter said that the building had been evacuated.

Don Lemon, who was on the air when the threat forced the abrupt end of his show, also tweeted out the news.

"The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building,"CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff".

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"Due to a police investigation at Columbus Circle, West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic".

"Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption".

According to police, someone phoned in a threat stating there were five bombs placed throughout Time Warner Center. But police later said there was no evidence of any explosives inside the building, the station reported. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby.

Security officers evacuated the building as a precaution and called police.

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He said: "Fake news - enemy of the people".

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