CNN's NY offices evacuated due to bomb threat

Authorities are investigating a reported bomb threat at CNN's New York office

CNN aired taped programming because of the evacuation, CNN said. Bomb threat. We're running taped programming.

The NYPD said on Twitter: "Due to a police investigation at Columbus Circle, West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is closed to traffic and pedestrian traffic".

The caller said five bombs had been planted in the building.

All the bombs targeted people Trump sees as enemies, and CNN itself received a bomb.

Several fire alarm bells rang inside CNN's NY newsroom, signaling an evacuation shortly after 10:30 p.m.

'We were told to evacuate the building and to do it as soon as possible.

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"It's kind of a repeat situation of what we went through in October", Lemon said on CNN. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby. They evacuated the studios out of caution.

The roughly 90-minute drama recalled a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered at CNN's NY headquarters.

"Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating", they added.

In October, the building was partially evacuated after a suspicious package containing a crude pipe bomb was delivered to the company, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan.

The news of evacuation came around half an hour after President Donald Trump attacked the mainstream media yet again with a short tweet.

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