Time Warner Center – The building houses offices and a large number of restaurants Per se, Dough, and a next location of Momofuku Noodle Bar – Reopened after an evacuation on Monday morning after the discovery of a "potential explosive device" on the property.
CNN, which is also in the building, reports that the device was made with a pipe and cables and was discovered in the mail room. The authorities are treating him "like a real explosive."
Restaurants like Bluebird london, DoughY Porter House NY It was closed due to the incident, a spokesperson tells Eater, Y Whole-grain foods In the basement he was also evacuated. At 11:20 a.m., the entire building was ordered to leave.
To update: Shortly before 1 p.m., the administration of the building gave the go-ahead to the restaurants to re-enter the building, and Bluebird London and Porter House NY will reopen at 1 p.m. A spokesperson for Landmarc says the American restaurant will also open soon, while a Masa spokesman says it is resolving the next steps towards reopening.
Although the NYPD has not confirmed the exact location of the package, Vice President Mike Pence condemned the attack in a tweet that suggests it was aimed at CNN. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer reports that the package was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan on CNN. But Brennan is a collaborator of MSNBC, not CNN.
New York Police is recommending that people avoid the Circle of Columbus, and a bomb squad is investigating.
We condemn attempts to attack the Obama presidency, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable and do not take place in this country. Grateful for the quick response from @Secret Service, @FBI and application of local law. Those responsible will be brought to justice.
– Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 24, 2018
The suspect package is one of several similar devices that will be sent this week to high profile public figures. Packages were also sent to Barack Obama, the Clinton home in New York State, and billionaire philanthropist George Soros, known for his donations to liberal causes. A fifth has been discovered in the office of the Democratic congresswoman of Florida, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. There have been no injuries, and federal officials are investigating whether a person or group is attacking them.
The White House called the acts of "terrorists" and "despicable" in a statement. "The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate measures to protect anyone threatened by these cowards," the statement said.
For now, people are allowed to leave the Time Warner Center but not re-enter. This is ongoing; Stay tuned for updates.
To update: This publication has been updated to reflect new information about the incident.