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Police Probe Bomb Threat At Building Housing CNN's New York Offices

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police investigated a phoned in bomb threat at the building housing CNN's offices in Manhattan late Thursday.

Police said the threat was received at the Time Warner building at 25 Columbus Circle around 10:30 p.m. CNN said several fire alarm bells signaling an evacuation rang inside its newsroom shortly after that.

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

The building was evacuated in the middle of Don Lemon's live show, the anchor said.

Members of the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit swept the building and gave the all-clear shortly after midnight, reopening it for occupation.

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

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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