CNN's NY offices and studios have been evacuated due to a phoned bomb threat, the company said.
"There has been a bomb threat phoned into the CNN offices in NY", tweeted the official CNN public relations account.
Police say a man called CNN just before 10 p.m. and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner Center. The building also has a Whole Foods, a mall area, and is popular with tourists.
Don Lemon, who was on the air at the time of the bomb threat was forced to abandon his show. "We appreciate the swift action by the local authorities, and the patience and professionalism of all the employees who were impacted" CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff.
"We were told to evacuate the building and to do it as soon as possible".
Communications tweeted that a bomb threat was phoned into the company's NY office.
"It's kind of a repeat situation of what we went through in October", Lemon said on CNN. "Onward", CNN anchor Christopher C. Cuomo tweeted.
"Due to the threat, the office has been evacuated", Stelter tweeted shortly after 10:30 p.m. It is unclear whether the threat was directed at CNN or another location close by. "FAKE NEWS - THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" the tweet said.
The one sent to the CNN was addressed to former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, who is a contributor to MSNBC and NBC News but has no relation to CNN.