MANHATTAN – Several buildings in Columbus Circle were evacuated on Wednesday after police responded to a suspicious package in the Time Warner Center at CNN's New York headquarters, the report said Network.
The package believed to contain a pipe bomb was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan
A mobile NYC Emergency Alert left after 11 in the morning and alerted people on West 58th Street between Eighth Avenue and Columbus to provide protection there when law enforcement officers managed the potentially explosive device
unfolded as officials acknowledged that other packages to former president Barack Obama's DC home, and the Chappaqua house where In 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clin was sent to live tonight and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The devices were all intercepted.
A law enforcement official said the devices intended for Obama and Clinton are rudimentary, but functional, and similar to those sent to billionaire George Soros, the big Democratic donor, CNN reports.  A separate law enforcement officer told the AP that the explosive discovered on Monday in Soros suburb of New York was also a pipe bomb.
The NYPD reacted to the suspicious package at Columbus Circle shortly after 10:00 [CNN News Newsroom] CNN Newsroom was evacuated as a precaution, according to CNN.
The evacuation happened when CNN reported about the other intercepted packets, and the moment was recorded live on TV.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has issued a statement on the incidents:
"We condemn the recent violent attacks on President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton and other public figures." These acts of terror are abhorrent, and each person responsible will be held accountable to the full extent of the law, and US intelligence and other law enforcement agencies will investigate and take all appropriate measures to protect anyone threatened by these cowards. "
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted about the incident:
On Monday, an explosive device sent to the Soros' home in New York, officials said.
Soros, who made his fortune in hedge funds, often donates for liberal purposes and is vilified on the right, the AP reports.
Despite reports on Wednesday that a suspicious package was also directed at Governor Andrew Cuomo, his office tells PIX11 that no such package was found ,
According to CNN, a pipe bomb was also initially addressed to the White House, which was investigated in the external processing plant handling the White House post.
CNN later went back over this report, voicing a suspicion This package was never addressed to the White House.
When the police responded to Columbus Circle, the NYPD asked New Yorkers to stay alert and report suspected devices and activities to the department's anti-terrorist hotline at 1-888-NYC-SAFE ((19659005) Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Police Commissioner James O'Neill will hold a press conference at 12:45 pm at Columbus Circle Update this post for the latest news.
CNN was live from Columbus Circle:
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