Live CNN Segment Interrupted by Evacuation Order After Suspicious Package Sent to Network Headquarters: 'Sounds Like a Fire Alarm'
While broadcasting live on-air about the growing situation involving “rudimentary” but “functional” explosive devices sent to the homes of former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — as well as unconfirmed reports of a suspicious package addressed to the White House — “CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto” was interrupted by an evacuation alarm after police say they intercepted another suspicious package addressed to Time Warner Center, the home of CNN’s New York headquarters.
. @ShimonPro reporting now his law enforcement sources telling him a suspicious package was indeed found in the mai… https://t.co/4g68Kh6xMh— Kate Bennett (@Kate Bennett) 1540390936
CNN has had to move its broadcast to DC because its Time Warner building in NYC has been evacuated— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein) 1540390588
.@ShimonPro reports - NYPD is responding to a suspicious device discovered in Time Warner Center, where CNN is ba… https://t.co/mXHOWgGw9n— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1540390749
Harlow and Siutto were discussing the packages sent to the Obamas and Clintons when a noise that sounded like a fire alarm went off.
“That sounds like a fire alarm here,” Sciutto said. “We’ll keep you posted.”
A few minutes later, Harlow interrupted a guest to pull the segment off-air.
“Okay, we’re going to jump in,” Harlow said. “There’s a fire alarm here.”
CNN’s New York building (Time Warner center) has been evacuated. @Rene_MarshCNN has taken over anchoring from Washington DC— Hadas Gold (@Hadas Gold) 1540390591
Watch the clip below: