News orgnaisation CNN’s office at New York, United States was evacuated following a bomb scare. A call was received regarding a bomb threat after 10:30 pm on Thursday, due to which New York Police department (NYPD) led an evacuation procedure. The bomb threat was made at CNN’s Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, Manhattan. A bomb squad of NYPD is investigating the scene.
CNN news Anchor Don Lemon had to leave his live show as police started the evacuation operation. He informed on Twitter about the bomb scare. “We were evacuated in the middle of my live show. Bomb threat. We’re running taped programming. NYPD is investigating. Stay tuned,” he wrote on Twitter.
Another CNN reporter Brian Stelter informed about the evacuation operation. “The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC’s office at Columbus Circle. Due to the threat, the office has been evacuated. Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption”, he wrote.
The suspected bomb threat call allegedly came after US President Donald Trump made an attack on media by tweeting, “Fake news – enemy of the people!”.
More updates on the matter are awaited.