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CNN evacuated after bomb threat

CNN evacuated after bomb threat

Police are investigating a fake bomb threat at the building housing CNN's NY offices in Manhattan. "NYPD is investigating. Stay tuned".

"Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption", he added.

The call came in about 10 p.m., and the news network briefly switched to pre-tapped programming, before cutting to live shots of newscasters, employees and onlookers standing behind police barricades outside the building.

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The network said several fire alarm bells rang inside the newsroom just after 10:30 p.m. ET, just as Don Lemon's CNN Tonight was on air.

The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC's office at Columbus Circle.

The threat comes less than an hour after President Donald Trump tweeted about "fake news", a phrase which he has often labelled CNN with.

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Members of the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit swept the building and gave the all-clear shortly after midnight, reopening it for occupation. The Midtown North precinct tweeted that West 58th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues is closed due to a "police investigation". The show was stopped as the building was evacuated.

"It's kind of a repeat situation of what we went through in October", Lemon said on CNN.

Police gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices on 24 October 2018 in New York City.

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This story is developing.