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CNN’s NY offices evacuated after bomb threat

 International Desk :: international-desk

 Published: 11:17 AM, 7 December 2018   Updated: 11:17 AM, 7 December 2018

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CNN’s New York offices were evacuated on Thursday night after a bomb threat, the network said, recalling a similar evacuation in October after an explosive device was discovered.

According to CNN website, fire alarm bells rang inside the newsroom to signal an evacuation shortly after 10:30 pm and the network went to pre-taped programming

An hour later the network was broadcasted from Skype.

CNN’s host Don Lemon said, “People just tuning in wondering why you’re seeing me on Skype, why there are such technical difficulties, it’s because we have been taken off the air because a bomb threat was called into CNN.”

“We were evacuated and we know as much as you do.”

“Due to a police investigation at Columbus Circle, West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic,” the New York Police Department tweeted, referring to the address of the news organization’s offices. “Please avoid this area. Update to follow.”

The bureau was previously evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device was discovered.