CNN's NY offices given all-clear after bomb threat

CNN’s New York offices evacuated due to bomb threat

CNN’s New York offices evacuated due to bomb threat

Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation at the offices of the U.S. cable channel, CNN, in NY.

Journalists at the network confirmed the headquarters had been evacuated while police searched the building.

"Employees have been evacuated and the NYPD is investigating", they added. "We're running taped programming".

The anonymous phone call was received by a member of staff at the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle, in Manhattan, Thursday night.

Outside the building, CNN's Brian Stelter and Don Lemon continued to broadcast. The tweet does not mention CNN by name, but "fake news" is his go-to description of every mainstream outlet, CNN included.

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The call came in after 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pretaped programming, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

This was the third time that CNN had faced an evacuation over bomb threats.

In October, CNN's NY headquarters was evacuated after a package containing a crude pipe bomb, which was addressed to ex-Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief John Brennan, was found. "The threat has not been substantiated at this time; we're on scene performing a comprehensive sweep-and-search of the facility".

'FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, ' Trump tweeted just after 10pm.

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