Po­lice give all-clear in CNN bomb threat

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

NEW YORK — Po­lice gave the all-clear Thurs­day night af­ter a phoned-in bomb threat forced the evac­u­a­tion of CNN’s of­fices in New York.

Po­lice said a man with a south­ern ac­cent called CNN just af­ter 10 p.m. Thurs­day and said five bombs had been placed through­out the fa­cil­ity in­side the Time Warner build­ing at Columbus Cir­cle.

Po­lice said the build­ing was evac­u­ated and build­ing se­cu­rity did a pre­lim­i­nary search. Po­lice units then swept the build­ing with the New York Po­lice Depart­ment bomb squad on standby. Out­side the build­ing, CNN’s Brian Stel­ter and Don Lemon con­tin­ued to broad­cast. Lemon said fire alarms rang and a loud­speaker told them they needed to evac­u­ate dur­ing his live show.

In Oc­to­ber, the build­ing was par­tially evac­u­ated af­ter a sus­pi­cious pack­age con­tain­ing a crude pipe bomb was de­liv­ered to the com­pany.

AP/CRAIG RUT­TLE

New York City po­lice of­fi­cers stand by as peo­ple re-en­ter the Time Warner Cen­ter af­ter Thurs­day’s bomb threat.

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