The CNN bureau at Columbus Circle in new York City was evacuated Wednesday morning after mailroom workers found a suspicious device. The bomb scare comes on the heels of suspected IEDs mailed tothe home former President Obama in Washington, D.C. and the New York state homes of former President Clinton Clinton and major Democratic Party donor George Soros this morning. The CNN package was reportedly addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan.
Everyone at CNN NY being evacuated. Swarms of NYPD outside — I wasn’t allowed to grab a coat or any of my belongings — told to immediately go to staircase pic.twitter.com/rtcAoKS6y9
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) October 24, 2018
CNN anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow reported from the street as NYPD officers expanded the evacuation zone around the CNN building.
The device has been described by CNN reports on air as a pipe bomb type device. No injuries have been reported.
CNN President Jeff Zucker sent a statement at 11 p.m. EDT that no other devices have been found at CNN bureaus.
Latest from CNN’s President to staff (11am). pic.twitter.com/UDJ1hFIlOW
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 24, 2018
UPDATE: NYPD is scheduled to hold a press conference at 12:45 p.m. EDT.