The Time Warner Center, which is home to the CNN New York offices, was evacuated live on-air on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The evacuation occurred after a fire alarm sounded. According to reports, there was a suspicion pipe bomb-like device found in the mailroom of the building.
the White House has condemned a string of intimidating tactics used with pipebombs addressed to the homes of George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama also being intercepted.
“These terrorizing acts are despicable, and anyone responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Wednesday morning. “The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards.”
The New York FBI reports neither of the packages addressed to the Obamas or Clintons made it to their intended address.
“Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them,” the agency said in a statement.
The Time Warner Center, however, had the package infiltrate the building and was subsequently evacuated as the New York Police Department and emergency officials shut down the block around the building.
You can watch the moment the alarms sounded below.
CNN has to break early after fire alarm goes off in studio pic.twitter.com/pzBLP4oOEm
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 24, 2018
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Where Is The Time Warner Center?
The Time Warner Center is located at 10 Columbus Circle, Manhattan, New York City. The building which consists of 55 floors, is home to the CNN Studios which is where the network films Anderson Cooper 360° and Erin Burnett OutFront. The building was one of many locations to receive a suspicious package over the course of a 24-hour span on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The homes of George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama also had suspicious packages addressed to their location. There were also reports that a package addressed to the White House was intercepted at Joint Base Bolling.