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CNN offices in New York evacuated after bomb threat

CNN offices in New York have again been evacuated because of a phoned-in bomb threat, though the police have issued an all-clear message.

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Staff in offices and studios fled the 24-hour news network’s building after several fire alarms went off about 10.30pm.

Anchor Don Lemon tweeted that staff were evacuated in the middle of his live show, with the station now showing taped programming.

“The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building. The building is secure and safe for everyone to return in the morning. We appreciate the swift action by the local authorities, and the patience and professionalism of all the employees who were impacted” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff.

CNN was also evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered. The package was among more than a dozen improvised explosive devices sent to prominent Democratic politicians and donors around the country in October.

None of the devices detonated, and no one was injured. Suspect Cesar Sayoc, 56, was charged with five federal crimes and is currently in custody waiting for trail. If convicted, he could receive up to 48 years in prison.

166 Comments

  1. Das gud to hear… Every one of there worker should go back to work, because work had Started now

  2. No where there’s no problem. One just has to be careful and apply the correct maintenance measures.

  3. Thank God no life was lost, a lot of evil are being planned every day but God is always ahead of them.

  4. What I don’t understand abt terrorists is the fact that they kill innocent people to have their way and they still claim to be doing the right thing. The thing tire me. Thank God no life was lost

  5. Thank goodness nothing serious happened. The lives of the staff were saved. Hope the NYPD investigate well to find the root of that

  6. The use of weapons on mass destruction is pure evil. There are better ways to make ur point. Thank God shaa

  7. I don’t understand abt terrorists is the fact that they kill innocent people to have their way and they still claim to be doing the right thing. The thing tire me. Thank God no life was lost

  8. Safety first, though the call might be a prank but safety first. However the issue of bomb threats is becoming too rampant in the US this days, something has to be done

  9. That shows how developed and organize US is, one day Nigeria will be like that where you give information investigation will be carry out and not to hunt the giver of the information

  10. It’s so good they had the information on the bomb ontime and took necessary precautions, good job to the police and CNN for their cooperation, now their facility is safe

  11. We dont blame dem life first before job o u have to b alive to b able to broadcast d news we don’t blame dem life first before job o u have to be alive to be able to broadcast the news

  12. All this terrorist i don’t understand they are everywhere but thank God there was an urgent intervention.

  13. Life means a lot to the government of America . Bomb threat is not a good one and should never be taking for granted . Whenever such thing occurs , evacuation is just the best option

  14. The police should properly investigate the matter, continuous threats cannot be mistake… Someone probably has a beef with the company and plans to destroy or could even be a case of theft like we see in the movies..

  15. The safe existence of people is what really comes first before any other thing…..for a living being is the one that has the privilege to make money………

  16. See as the Americans are sharp. One time they don evacuate everybody. If you come Naija now, they go take the whole day before they clear everybody out and some people will still lose their lives. Thank God no one was injured

  17. Its a threat but what if something else for planned as regards the evacuation. Anything can happen.

  18. Thank God they were informed before any thing was done and thank God for the police who did their job to make sure they was enough security….to avert such incident from happining….

  19. people still value there life more than anything..no one wants to die and bomb is not what can be playing with

  20. Nobody’s life is safe in this world oooo
    Afterall all is vanity upon vanity
    Value your life tho

  21. This is how proactive steps to threats should be, not the case of our dear brothers and sisters that were massacred in the military despite a threat warning

  22. Thank God no live lose, but they shouldn’t relax on it, Proper investigation should be carried out. So as to track the people behind it.

  23. Thank God it was just a phony scare not a real one but security should be beefed and any strange sight should be escalated accordingly

  24. This is all about intelligent gathering 247 because we are living in a dangerous world full of terrorist. Many nation now beef up with more sophisticated devices for intelligent gathering and hope Nigeria will learn because I wouldn’t imagine if is inthis country this happened, we could have dictated the terrorist act in time. Thank God no life was lost and pro active of the security. Kudos

  25. Thanks for taking prompt action by the staff and the designated authority who help in the evacuation process. It would have been another black day if such thing happened. Thanks that the situation was rescued.

  26. The call was only but a scare and does not holds any water but it’s a good thing to be proactive in dealing with issues.

  27. americans with their fear for terror yet they are among the few to proclaim war on any country that goes their interest,do to others what you want to be done to you

  28. See the way they were swift to take control of the situation and workers have gone back to work. This is a ciuntry to reckon with.

  29. Thanks to God and also the swift action of security personnel, that no life was lost. I feel the culprit should be given life sentence since the bombs were placed with intent to kill.

  30. Protection of life is the most peramont , and the responsiveness of the police is quit on time , good one.

  31. If I should be a staff in that office, I think this should be the best time for me to apply for my leave until next year. Safety first.

  32. Thank God no live was lost. Everybody has to be at alert for safety purposes… Please continue with your duties the road is now clear.

  33. Even if it could have been a rumor is best to rescue lives first …that is why I love US they always attentive and vigilant

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