CNN’s New York headquarters evacuated after a suspicious package was found

Amid reports that bombs were sent to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home in New York City and to former President Barack Obama’s office, CNN’s headquarters in the city was evacuated Wednesday morning after a suspicious package was found in the mailroom.

CNN anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow quickly go to break as alarms went off in the building — the Time Warner Center would then be evacuated.

CNN anchor Rene Marsh, located in Washington, D.C., picked up the coverage after the commercial break.

Network reporter Brian Stelter tweeted that it’s not certain at this point that CNN was the target.

“Per a source at CNN’s parent company WarnerMedia, the package was received at 9:30am in the TWC mailroom. WarnerMedia does not yet know who it was addressed to,” he tweeted.

Staffers from the network, to include Sciutto, and others posted images and video from outside the building on Twitter:

Vice President Mike Pence condemned all three incidents.

“We condemn the attempted attacks against former President Obama, the Clintons, CNN, and others,” Pence said. “These cowardly actions are despicable and have no place in this country.”

To their credit, Sciutto and Harlow continued reporting from the scene via cell phones.

CNN anchor Jake Taapper would report shortly thereafter that a suspicious package was also mailed to the office of former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

With CNN being added to the other targets, which included billionaire George Soros earlier this week, the left wasted little time pinning the attempted bombings on the right.

CNN President Jeff Zucker issued a statement saying all other CNN facilities have been checked and cleared.

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Tom Tillison


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