Explosive Device Sent To CNN in NYC

Oct 24, 2018

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, alongside local and federal law enforcement officials hold press conference outside CNN headquarters at Columbus Circle.
Credit Alexandra Hill / News

Explosive devices believed to be pipe bombs were sent to an array of trump critics around the country,  including the Clinton family home in Westchester County New York, the Obama home in Washington, D.C., and to CNN headquarters in New York City Wednesday. 

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says the device along with an envelope of white powder targeting CNN’s offices in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle is clearly an act of terror.

“This clearly is an act of terror attempting to undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence.”

The building was evacuated this morning after the device was found in the mailroom, addressed to former CIA director John Brennan. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says his office also received a suspicious package

“This is New York, it is part of who we are, and part of our profile. So we refuse to be intimidated.”

President Trump has condemned the attacks and says a major federal investigation is underway.