Police investigating telephone bomb threat at CNN offices

People gather outside the Time Warner Center in New York. A police bomb squad was sent to CNN's offices in New York City and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package Explosive Devices New York USA- 24 Oct 2018

Anchor Don Lemon tweeted that staff were evacuated in the middle of his live show, with the station now showing taped programming.

"The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC's office at Columbus Circle", he said.

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

This was the third time that CNN had faced an evacuation over bomb threats.

Authorities are investigating a reported bomb threat at CNN's NY office.

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A bomb squad was on standby outside the building as police officers search the offices, a law enforcement source said.

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

A day later they were evacuated again due to a suspicious package that was later declared as safe.

Within the same hour as the bomb threat, President Donald Trump, who has made a political career of attacking CNN, had just tweeted about "fake news". The tweet does not mention CNN by name, but "fake news" is his go-to description of every mainstream outlet, CNN included.

CNN was also evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered.

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