USA Today reports:
Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle. Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby.
Outside the building, CNN’s Brian Stelter and Don Lemon continued to broadcast. Lemon said fire alarms rang and a loudspeaker told them they needed to evacuate during his live show. In October, the building was partially evacuated after a suspicious package containing a crude pipe bomb was delivered to the company.
FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2018
I know journalists across the United States who worry about their safety because of these attacks from their president. https://t.co/Z4efLPvKEy
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 7, 2018
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) December 7, 2018
Bomb threat at CNN headquarters in New York City forces employees to evacuate https://t.co/rfYDmdYyzA
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 7, 2018
NOTE for those linking the CNN bomb threat tonight to Trump — two NYPD officers tell us the phone threat was made 1 min *before* Trump tweeted about “fake news” https://t.co/8KHrxoB4rT
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) December 7, 2018