NYPD bomb squad removed device found at CNN building, sent for investigation: New York Police Commissioner
New York (US), Oct 25: The New York offices of US cable news channel CNN have been evacuated on Wednesday morning after a suspicious device was discovered in the building’s mailroom. The evacuation comes shortly after the Secret Service confirmed that similar devices were sent to former United States President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is responding to a suspicious device discovered at the Time Warner Center in New York, where the news channel is located, and evacuated the offices as a precaution. While briefing the media after the incident, New York Police Commissioner James P O’Neill said, “NYPD and our law enforcement partners responded to reports of a suspicious package at CNN. Officers identified the device that appeared to be a live explosive device. NYPD bomb squad secured the device and removed it for investigation”. He further added, “Additionally, there was an envelope containing white powder, discovered as part of that original packaging. We’re investing that right now. We found no additional threats besides the white powder. NYPD is currently deploying resources around the city”.