UPDATE @ 12:15 a.m. (Dec. 7)
The New York Police Department issued the “all clear” after a bomb threat was called in Thursday night at CNN’s New York offices.
The Time Warner Center was evacuated as police investigated.
UPDATE: All CLEAR at Columbus Circle, pedestrian traffic is now open. Thank you for your cooperation. pic.twitter.com/nPEOWuGBV6— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 7, 2018
UPDATE @ 11:50 p.m.
The bomb threat called into the Time Warner Center has not been substantiated, New York police said.
According to the department’s social media post, the NYPD is searching the facility, which was evacuated following the 10:35 p.m. bomb threat.
Around 10:35pm, a bomb threat was called into the Time Warner Center & the building was evacuated. The threat has not been substantiated at this time; we’re on scene performing a comprehensive sweep-and-search of the facility. We’ll share more info as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/VtLL2zmilJ— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 7, 2018
CNN’S New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night following a phoned bomb threat, the company said.
Staff evacuated the building and Don Lemon’s “CNN Tonight” was taken off the air shortly after 10:30 p.m.
CNN's New York offices and studios have been evacuated due to a phoned bomb threat, the company says. In the meantime, the network has gone to taped programming. https://t.co/4cR6kjgA20 pic.twitter.com/XqekxFfX0X— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 7, 2018
Numerous police and fire department trucks have blocked all vehicle and pedestrian traffic on West 58th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues due to a police investigation at Columbus Circle, where the Time Warner Center is located, the New York Police Department tweeted.
Due to a police investigation at Columbus Circle, West 58th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Please avoid this area. Update to follow. pic.twitter.com/856GaNYAFO— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) December 7, 2018
In October, package bombs were sent to more than a dozen targets, including CNN.
The network’s bureau in the Time Warner Center was evacuated after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered.
None of the devices exploded, but FBI Director Chris Wray said at the time they were not “hoax devices.”
Cesar Sayoc, 56, a Florida supporter of President Trump, was arrested Oct. 27. He was indicted on more than 30 charges and he faces nearly 50 years in prison, if convicted.