Evacuation alarm disrupts live broadcast after suspicious package sent to CNN's New York offices

“That sounds like a fire alarm here,” Jim Sciutto is heard saying. “We’ll keep you posted"

Published October 24, 2018 3:26PM (EDT)


This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

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 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.

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.

“OK, we’re going to jump in,” Harlow said. “There’s a fire alarm here.”

By Elizabeth Preza

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