All-clear given after bomb threat closed CNN studios in NYC

Posted at 11:22 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 00:16:16-05

NEW YORK, NY. — The New York Police Department says the all-clear has been given, and roads reopened, following a phoned-in bomb threat that prompted an evacuation of CNN’s New York offices and studios.

The network went to taped programming, and later resumed live coverage from streetside.

CNN Breaking News tweet

Pedestrian and vehicular traffic was blocked on West 58th Street between 8th and 9th avenues, according to a Twitter post from the New York Police Department’s Midtown North bureau.

CNN’s bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device was found, according to authorities.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating a phoned bomb threat at a building housing CNN’s offices in Manhattan.

Police said the threat was received at the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle Thursday night.

CNN said several fire alarm bells signaling an evacuation rang inside its newsroom shortly after 10:30 p.m.

In a tweet, CNN’s Brian Stelter said the office had been evacuated and that CNN was airing taped programming.

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