After CNN resumed its live coverage, Lemon said that a "call was made from the southern part of the United States". "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. The show was stopped as the building was evacuated.
The NYPD tweeted, "Around 10:35pm, a bomb threat was called into the Time Warner Center & the building was evacuated".
"Several fire alarm bells rang inside CNN's NY newsroom, signaling an evacuation shortly after 10:30 p.m.", CNN reported on its website Thursday night.
Communications tweeted that a bomb threat was phoned into the company's NY office. The caller said five bombs had been planted in the building.
This was the third time that CNN had faced an evacuation over bomb threats.
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Members of the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit swept the building and gave the all-clear shortly after midnight, reopening it for occupation.
CNN aired taped programming because of the evacuation, CNN said.
The bomb threat was phoned-in, according to CNN.
In August, New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel received a voice message from an individual who referred to him as an "enemy of the people", the same language used by Trump, and threatened the journalist with an AK-47.
CNN was also evacuated in October after a package with an explosive device, addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan, was discovered.
A Florida man named Cesar Sayoc was arrested for allegedly sending them and was indicted on 30 federal counts.