Police are investigating a fake bomb threat at the building housing CNN’s New York City offices.
The anonymous phone call was received by a member of staff at the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle, in Manhattan, Thursday night.
CNN said several fire alarm bells signaling an evacuation rang inside its newsroom shortly after 10:30pm.
The bomb threat was made just 20 minutes after President Trump tweeted that fake news was ‘the enemy of the people’ – the latest in many of his attacks on the media.
In a tweet, CNN’s Brian Stelter said the office had been evacuated and that CNN was airing taped programming.
Don Lemon, who was on the air at the time of the bomb threat was forced to abandon his show.
‘We were told to evacuate the building and to do it as soon as possible. We grabbed what we could and got out of the building and now, we are standing outside of the building,’ Lemon said on CNN.
‘All of the employees, all the people who were in the building as we were doing our live broadcast are out of the Time Warner Center now,’ he added.
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