CNN New York Office Evacuated Due To 'Suspicious Package'The NYPD confirmed the bomb squad is responding to the Time Warner building in Manhattan.NEW YORK ― CNN on Wednesday evacuated its New York offices after a “suspicious package” constructed with a pipe and wires was discovered in its mailroom, the cable news network reported.
The New York Police Department confirmed it responded to a “suspicious package” reported at the Time Warner Center building at 10 Columbus Circle, where CNN’s offices are located. The bomb squad is responding, police told HuffPost. CNN reported authorities are treating the device as “a real explosive.”
The evacuation followed news of suspicious packages appearing to contain explosive devices that were sent to Hillary and Bill Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York, and to former President Barack Obama’s office in Washington.
JUST IN: The NYPD is responding to a suspicious device discovered at the Time Warner Center, where CNN is based, in New York, according to a law enforcement source. The CNN bureau has evacuated as a precaution. https://t.co/BmgkJ2qaIE pic.twitter.com/Ad8PoQ5kkf
— CNN (@CNN) October 24, 2018
Alarms could be heard sounding in CNN’s newsroom as hosts Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto broadcast live about the suspicious packages sent to the Clintons and Obamas.
Here's the moment CNN had to handoff to DC and evacuate Time Warner Center in New York pic.twitter.com/TUtnWrss9z
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 24, 2018
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