Dec 6, 2018, 11:39 PM ET

Time Warner Center, including CNN, evacuated due to bomb threat


The Time Warner Center in Manhattan, which houses CNN, was evacuated after someone called in a bomb threat late Thursday, New York ABC station WABC reported.

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After a sweep of the building, police did not find any explosives and employees were allowed back inside the building just after 11 p.m. CNN security also searched and found nothing.

Several CNN employees were tweeting about the incident. Host Don Lemon said he was evacuated while his show was on-air.

Chris Cuomo also tweeted about the incident, but said employees expected to be allowed back into the building "ASAP."

CNN was also evacuated just two months ago after a pipe bomb was sent to the building and intercepted in the mail room. That package was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, who was a contributor to the network for a time. Cesar Sayoc, a Florida resident, was arrested for allegedly sending that bomb, as well as a number of others, to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker and Maxine Waters. Sayoc was indicted last month.

PHOTO: NYPD units wait outside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, after a bomb threat was called into CNN. No explosives were found.WABC
NYPD units wait outside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, after a bomb threat was called into CNN. No explosives were found.

The building is located in Columbus Circle at the southwest corner of Central Park. It also includes residences, a Whole Foods store and a number of high-end stores, such as Michael Kors, Swarovski, Cole Haan and Coach.

President Donald Trump, who has made a political career of attacking CNN, had actually just tweeted about "fake news" the same hour of the bomb threat. He has repeatedly referred to CNN by that moniker.

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  • P'Thizikil

    Looks like Don, Jr. has moved on from mailing himself white powder.

  • doubledouble

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
    That’s right Donald, this is on you. Only you. And if someone gets hurt, that’s on you. You can’t keep spewing the same old lies about the press being the enemy of the people and expect that your herd won’t react. Totally irresponsible.

  • brickmette

    Donald Trump has convinced some of his supporters to carry out his wishes.

  • Lee Thompson

    Trumpers following up on Trump's attacks on the media. Find the perpetrator, build a case, prosecute and apply full extent of the law.
    Perhaps the inept POTUS could stop inciting violence.

  • Renate

    I wish twitter would just drop trump. He violates every single rule they have in place. If I said some of the stuff he does, I'd have been banned. Twitter says it's because he's a world leader. Well, would they have given a platform for Jean Uwinkindi (look it up)? He's no different than the other people who instigate violence such as white supremacists and Trump. Yes Trump does incite violence. CNN didn't have a lot of bomb threats before trump. But now they do.

  • Kirby

    Trump's followers are so unstable that they believe a proven, admitted pathological liar, even when his lies are ridiculous. Some of them STILL believe the Trump Tower meeting was completely about adoptions and nothing whatsoever was nefarious about that. This is what happens when someone like Trump, talking to his unstable masses, points his finger and says, "There's the enemy".

  • snake

    CNN & MSNBC attract younger more educated viewers 25-50 years old while Faux is the leader because they attract the elderly badly educated viewers over 60 years old. Since most younger educated people get their news online Faux will always have the angry old men and remain the leader in cable news. Advertisers prefer the younger demographic because they have higher incomes and spend more.

  • BurmeseDude

    When Trump heard about this, he said... There are good people on both side... except for CNN.

    Kidding aside, you can absolutely blame this on Trump and blood will be on his small hands if someone should get hurt or killed.

    Even then, I highly doubt Trump can see that his words have consequences, great power comes with great responsibility and the buck stops with the president. Old dog and imbecile can't be taught new tricks.

  • Rubber Banned

    Trump supporters hate legitimate news because it forces them to acknowledge that they identify with and admire a truly stupid man, thus revealing their own stupidity to themselves.

  • Arryandan

    This is why Trump needs to prove his far-out accusations. People take the reality host seriously.

  • TexasVulcan

    A much more accurate tweet:


  • PaulCrozer

    This is a direct result of Trump's incessant labeling of CNN as "enemy of the people." -- this period will be remembered as the most shameful chapter of our democracy.

  • Matt

    With fake reports and ever-deflating ratings, CNN itself bombs every single day :)

  • CaptnBlynd

    Anymore I am surprised these types of calls are not on robo-dial. For the price of a phone call a person can cost the "opposition" tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Contaminating a building or area to require expensive clean up or the tear down of buildings is call "property acquisition". Just another aspect of economic warfare.
    Isn't it fun to live in a society where such tactics are so well known that they have even been given pop culture names?
    Malum in se

  • stamped human bacon

    These folks don't want democracy, they want anarchy.

  • allworld

    Trump and his remarks are beyond cause for concern, his actions are borderline engaging in and encouraging others to engage in terrorism.

  • stringah

    Just more Trump wannabes following their hero's instructions.......

  • Bill Exley

    "...the same hour of the bomb threat..." Other stories report Trump's tweet waas after the threat.

  • lavendula38

    When will our potus take responsibility for his words and actions? He adds fuel to the fire daily.

  • John Bishop

    More Republican radical terrorism.

  • george

    Perhaps it is time for "Twitter" to look at Mr T's content and determine whether it is inciting violence and hate. I am sure if it was the common person doing the same thing, their account would be suspended.

  • subtext9

    I know, I'm tired of hearing his name too, but sometimes things that happen in the real world really are all about him.

  • Armed and Psychotic Loner

    "had actually just tweeted about "fake news" the same hour of the bomb threat."

    Trump's followers are listening!

  • TexWho

    Yes Donald, We know you are the enemy of the people ...
    and the planet, environment, economy and most everything else.


    Right wing terror has eclipsed all other forms of terror in America in recent years.

  • pprty

    What a despicable thing for a president to say! Trump should be arrested.

  • Former Earthling

    Wouldn't be surprised if the call came from the WH.

  • Justbkind16

    So, again today, Donald tweeted about ''fake news'' and there was also an article on Faux about something Don Lemon said on his show yesterday. I've often seen quite a few posters on Faux's comments boards frothing at the mouth on anything involving CNN. Can the people who put out this kind of red meat for the most unstable readers, just please stop? Or does something awful need to happen before they realize that words matter?

  • foldincaulfield

    Considering the widespread paranoia about Muslims, wouldn't it be beyond ironic should it turn out the leading terrorists on U.S. soil are Trump supporters.

  • pprty

    Trump's Tweet about the bomb threat at CNN is beyond vicious!!

    Donald J. Trump


    7:08 PM - Dec 6, 2018