The Time Warner Center was evacuated on Wednesday morning after a suspicious package was found in the building’s mailroom. Police have told people to stay away from the area around Columbus Circle, which is at 59th Street at the Southwest corner of Central Park.
NYPD @NYPDSpecialops Officers are investigating a suspicious package in Columbus Circle. Please avoid the area. Expect a police presence and heavy traffic in the area. More information to follow. pic.twitter.com/203sNbyUzd
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 24, 2018
Similar packages were sent to President Obama, George Soros and Hillary Clinton.
A law enforcement official told NBC News that all four packages sent to the Time Warner Center, Obama, Clinton and Soros are “nearly identical.” CNN reported that metal material and wires were discovered by an X-ray of the package sent to the Time Warner Center.
CNN, which was in the building, reported the news as it occurred.
Here's the moment CNN had to handoff to DC and evacuate Time Warner Center in New York pic.twitter.com/TUtnWrss9z
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 24, 2018
Photo by Mike Freedman.