CNN Of­fices Evac­u­ated Af­ter Bomb Threat

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

CNN’s New York of­fices were evac­u­ated on Thurs­day night af­ter a bomb threat, but no ex­plo­sive was found and po­lice later gave the all clear, the net­work said. The roughly 90-minute drama re­called a sim­i­lar evac­u­a­tion in Oc­to­ber af­ter an ex­plo­sive de­vice was dis­cov­ered at CNN’s New York head­quar­ters. Fire alarm bells rang in­side the news­room to sig­nal an evac­u­a­tion shortly af­ter 10:30pm, CNN said on its web­site, as the net­work went to pre-taped pro­gram­ing. An hour later the net­work was broad­cast­ing from Skype. “Peo­ple just tun­ing in won­der­ing why you’re see­ing me on Skype, why there’s such tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties, it’s be­cause we have been taken off the air be­cause a bomb threat was called in to CNN,” said host Don Le­mon. Around mid­night, CNN said po­lice had given the all clear for peo­ple to go back into the build­ing.

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