A bomb threat at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan caused evacuations at CNN’s Midtown studios on Thursday night, reports said.
Cops at the Midtown North Precinct said that an investigation at Columbus Circle was ongoing and the streets were closed to pedestrian traffic.
NBC News reported that an “unsubstantiated telephone threat” was called into the network by a person who said there were 5 bombs in the building.
CNN anchor Brian Stelter said that the building had been evacuated.
“The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC’s office at Columbus Circle. Due to the threat, the office has been evacuated,” Stelter tweeted shortly after 10:30 p.m.
“Right now CNN is airing taped programming due to the disruption.”
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