"People just tuning in wondering why you're seeing me on Skype, why there are such technical difficulties, it's because we have been taken off the air because a bomb threat was called into CNN", said host Don Lemon. Bomb threat. We're running taped programming.
"The NYPD is investigating a bomb threat near CNN NYC's office at Columbus Circle", Stelter wrote.
Initial reports conflicted about the precise time of the bomb threat itself, raising questions about whether Trump's tweet might have instigated the attack.
Communications tweeted that a bomb threat was phoned into the company's NY office. "We grabbed what we could and got out of the building and now, we are standing outside of the building", Lemon told his viewers.
Members of the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit swept the building and gave the all-clear shortly after midnight, reopening it for occupation.
Fire alarm bells rang out through the building announcing it was being evacuated.
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The show was stopped as the building was evacuated.
Security officers evacuated the building as a precaution and called police.
Brian Stelter also tweeted about the interruption.
The news of evacuation came around half an hour after President Donald Trump attacked the mainstream media yet again with a short tweet.
The network's bureau was evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered, officials said.