Breaking News: Time Warner Center partially evacuated; bomb squad en route

Breaking News: Time Warner Center partially evacuated; bomb squad en route


MARKINGS TO TRY TO TRACK THIS BACK TO A PARTICULAR FACILITY. AND THEN THEY’LL BE WORK BACKWARDS FROM THAT. I DID TALK TO A FRIEND, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE DIAGNOSTICS GOING ON IN QUANTICO NOW. AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THAT WILL BE GOING AROUND THE CLOCK DOWN IN QUANTICO. THEY WILL BE TRYING TO LOOK AT THESE TEN DEVICES THAT HAVE BEEN COLLECTED SO FAR AND THE PACKAGING THAT WENT WITH THEM IN GREAT DETAIL. YOU KNOW, REALLY IN A TEAM ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE DNA SPECIALIST WILL BE TALKING TO THE FINGERPRINT FOLKS, WILL BE TALKING TO THE FIREARMS AND MARKS FOLKS TO SEE WHO HAS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO RECOVER SOMETHING VALUABLE THAT MAY LEAD THEM TO THE PERSON WHO BUILT THESE DEVICES. AND TO TAKE THE BEST SHOT WITH THE PROCESS THAT THEY HAVE THAT’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO RECOVER SOMETHING. AND I THINK THAT WE CAN EXPECT TO HEAR SOME MEANINGFUL RESULTS OUT OF THOSE EXAMINATIONS. PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.>>WELL LET’S HOPE.>>THAT PROCESS IS NOT GOING TO STOP.>>LET’S HOPE. RON, I’M SORRY TO INTERRUPT. I JUST WANT TO READ SOME INFORMATION THAT I’VE JUST RECEIVED FROM THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS TOLD OUR AFFILIATE IN NEW YORK WCBS AND ALSO TO BRING OUR VIEWERS UP TO SPEED. THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS JUST BEFORE 8:00 P.M. THE NYPD GOT A CALL ABOUT A SUSPICIOUS ITEM PACKAGE ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TIME WARNER CENTER. ESU RESPONDED AND EVACUATED THE THIRD AND SECOND FLOORS. THE FIRST FLOOR IS CURRENTLY BEING EVACUATED. THE ENTIRE BUILDING IS NOT EVACUATED. SO THAT TELLS US SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR LEVEL OF CONCERN. THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS SITUATION, BUT NOT CONCERNED ENOUGH TO EVACUATE THE ENTIRE BUILDING AS THEY DID YESTERDAY.>>YOU KNOW, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HERE LOOKING AT THESE DEVICES IF ADDITIONAL ONES ARE DISCOVERED NOT MISCALCULATE AND BY THAT I MEAN, NOT SAY, LOOK, TEN OF THEM HAVE BEEN RECOVERED SO FAR, THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE THEY WERE READY TO DETONATE. THEY DON’T LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE THE MECHANISM TO BE VICTIM DETONATED OR VICTIM ACT WAITED. LET’S LOWER OUR GUARD.>>SO YOU’RE SAYING THAT’S GOING INTO THE CALCULUS THAT IS ALLOWING THEM TO REMAIN POPULATED. THE BUILDING POPULATED. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY’VE DECIDED NOT TO EVACUATE THE ENTIRE BUILDING BECAUSE OF EVERYTHING YOU JUST MENTIONED.>>I THINK THAT. AND IF IN A SCENARIO, LET’S SAY IT’S A WORST CASE SCENARIO, THAT THAT DEVICE IS PACKED WITH EXPLOSIVE POWDER, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HEARING. IT MAY BE POWDER. IT MAY BE BLACK POWDER. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY FOR SURE. IT MAY BE INERT. BUT LET’S SAY IT’S PACKED WITH THAT. A DEVICE OF THAT SIZE AND DIMENSION, HOW MUCH DAMAGE COULD IT POTENTIALLY DO? WELL, IT’S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO WIPE OUT A MAIN COLUMN OR PILLAR OF A BUILDING. IT’S NOT GOING TO WIPE OUT AN ENTIRE FLOOR OF THE BUILDING. WE HAVE CONCRETE ABOVE AND CONCRETE BELOW. WE DON’T NEED TO EVACUATE THE WHOLE STRUCTURE. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS CLEAR OUT A COUPLE FLOORS. I THINK THOSE JUDGMENTS ARE BEING MADE BASED ON WHAT THEY KNOW SO FAR.>>WE HAVE A TWEET FROM THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. AS A PRECAUTION THE NYPD IS CURRENTLY EVALUATING A PAIR OF UNATTENDED PACKAGES AT THE TIME WARNER CENTER MALL. MORE INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. NOW WE’RE HEARING A PAIR OF UNATTENDED PACKAGES. WE THOUGHT AT FIRST IT WAS A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE ON THE THIRD FLOOR. NOW IT APPEARS THERE ARE TWOCHLT NOW, THE FACT THAT — TWO. NOW, THE FACT THAT THESE ARE UNATTENDED PACKAGES, RON, DOES THAT TELL YOU THEY’RE DIFFERENT THAN THE PACKAGES FOUND IN THE MAIL?>>WELL, WE DON’T KNOW HOW THEY GOT THERE. WERE THEY PLACED THERE THROUGH THE MAIL AND SOMEBODY INTERNALLY DELIVERED THEM AND WEREN’T PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE NEWS AND THEY’RE RELATED? OR IS IT COMPLETELY, YOU KNOW, OUT OF A SENSE OF SOMEBODY SEES SOMETHING UNATTENDED IN THIS TIME IN THIS LOCATION IN NEW YORK CITY AND THEY CALL 911. IT’S AN UNATTENDED PACKAGE. SO WE HAVEN’T HEARD IN ANY SORT OF DETAIL THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PACKAGE. THIS MAY BE AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION BY SOMEBODY WHO SEES A BACKPACK OR SOMETHING SITTING UNATTENDED AND LIKE WE ARE EXPECTED TO DO IN AN AIRPORT OR RAILWAY TRANSIT, HEY, LET SOMEBODY KNOW ABOUT THAT. LET THE PROFESSIONALS COME AND ADDRESS IT. IF IT’S NOTHING, IT’S NOTHING. YOU KNOW, WE’VE HAD A MINOR INCONVENIENCE. IF IT’S SOMETHING, WELL, THAT’S IMPORTANT TOO. SO IT COULD BE TOTALLY UNRELATED. IT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT WHEN IT’S DELIVERED A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND IT’S BEEN SITTING AND NOBODY’S NOTICED UNTIL NOW.>>MY PRODUCERS SAY THE SUBBASEMENT AND WHOLE FOODS ARE ALSO FULLY EVACUATED. PAUL, ARE YOU STILL WITH US?>>YES, I AM.>>I’D LOVE TO ASK YOU AS WELL WHAT YOU THINK IN A CITY LIKE NEW YORK WHERE, YOU KNOW, THERE’S A DELICATE BALANCE THAT NEEDS TO BE STRUCK BETWEEN PROTECTING THE CITIZENS AND THE TOURIST SXSZ ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET — TOURISTS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE STREET WHICH IS, OF COURSE LAW ENFORCEMENT’S PRIORITY. BUT IT ALSO HAS TO CONSIDER THIS IS A CITY THAT NEEDS TO KEEP MOVING, RIGHT? I MEAN THE TRAFFIC NEEDS TO KEEP MOVING. BUSINESS NEEDS TO COPE HAPPENING. YOU KNOW — TO KEEP HAPPENING. YOU KNOW, IT CAN’T BE INDEFINITELY SHUT DOWN. WHERE DO THEY STRIKE THAT BALANCE?>>THAT’S JUST IT. RON PUT UP THE BEST ANALOGY YOU COULD HAVE COMPARING IT TO AN AIRPORT. TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF ANALOGY, WHEN WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED IN FORT LAUDERDALE, YOU DIDN’T SHUT DOWN THE AIRPORT, YOU SHUT DOWN A TERMINAL. THIS THIS PARTICULAR CASE — IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND IN THIS CITY OF NEW YORK, WHAT’S UNIQUE IS THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WITH THE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. AND THEY WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSISTENTLY. SO AS THAT RELATES TO TRAINING THEY INTEGRATE THEIR TRAINING IN SCENARIOS SUCH AS THIS IN EVACUATION SCENARIOS. THIS IS NOTHING NEW. THEY REALIZE THAT. THAT TIME WARNER CENTER NEEDS TO STAY OPEN EXCEPT FOREVER THE AREAS THAT — FOR THE AREAS THAT NEED TO BE RESTRICTED. IT CAN BE ANY BUILDING. SO THERE IS THAT BALANCE. BALANCE IS BASED ON WHAT THE PRONLT OF RISK IS — PROBABILITY OF RISK IS, WHAT THE IDENTITY OF RISK IS, AND HOW BOTH GROUPS HAVE TRAINED IN REGARD TO THE THREAT AND HOW TO EVACUATE EXPEDITIONLY. — EXPEDITIOUSLY. A LOT OF TRAINING GOES INTO THIS.>>I’M SO GLAD I DON’T HAVE TO MAKE THAT CALL AND I’M GLAD THE EXPERTS ARE MAKING IT. THERE’S A LOT RIDING ON THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE SITUATION. I WILL POINT OUT THAT WE ARE CONTINUING, THOUGH, TO SEE GROUPS OF NYPD, YOU KNOW, POURING INTO THE BUILDING WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF EQUIPMENT.>>SURE.>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT ALL OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS. OF COURSE WE SAW THE BOK SQUAD EARLIER. MAYBE YOU — BOMB SQUAD EARLIER. MAYBE YOU COULD EXPLAIN THIS TO US.>>THE NYPD IS 36,000 STRONG. THE LARGEST POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. AND VERY WELL FUNDED. THEY DO HAVE EQUIPMENT THAT MOST DEPARTMENTS CLEARLY DO NOT. AND THE TYPE OF EQUIPMENT THAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE IS SUPPRESSION EQUIPMENT. I’LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. IF THERE’S A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE AT ANY PARTICULAR BUILDING, WE’LL USE TIME WARNER, AND IT’S IDENTIFIED AS A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE, THE DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY IS TO CONTAIN THAT. WE’RE TALKING EXPLOSIVE DEVICES, AS RON POINTED OUT BLACK POWDER. THE DIFFERENCE HERE BEING THAT IF THAT PACKAGE APPEARED TO HAVE WHITE POWDER OR POTENTIALLY ANTHRAX THEY’LL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN THE HVAC SYSTEM TO THE WHOLE BUILDING. SO THE EQUIPMENT THAT’S GOING TO BE BROUGHT IN IS GOING TO BE CONSISTENT WITH WHAT’S BEING OBSERVED BY FIRST RESPS. THEY NEED TO VALIDATE THE RISK BEFORE THEY REMOVE THE ITEM. ANOTHER GREAT POINT RON POINTED OUT, THEY’RE ONLY GOING TO REVAC WAIT WHERE THEY HAVE TO. — EVACUATE WHERE THEY HAVE TO. AND THAT’S THE KEY PART. SO THAT’S THE WINT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE BROUGHT — THE EQUIPMENT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE BROUGHT IN. THE OVERALL INVOLVEMENT FOR THE ENTIRE AREA.>>TELL US ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF A BUILDING LIKE THE TIME WARNER CENTER. IF SOMETHING HAPPENS ON ONE FLOOR, IT WON’T NECESSARILY AFFECT ANOTHER FLOOR. IT IS THAT RIGHT?>>– IT THAT RIGHT?>>– IS THAT RIGHT?>>THE TIME WARNER BUILDING LIKE MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN RETROFITTED IN THE POST-9/11 WORLD. I CAN TELL YOU THESE BUILDINGS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO LEAN FORWARD. SO GOD FORBID SOMETHING HAPPENS, THEY’RE DESIGNED TO COME STRAIGHT DOWN.>>LIKE THE WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDING.>>THEY WORK WITH ENGINEERS TO UNDERSTAND WHERE STRESS POINTS ARE. THESE ARE THE PARTS THAT NEED TO BE PROTECTED MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.>>THAT WOULD FACTOR INTO THE DECISION RIGHT NOW TO NOT EVACUATE ALL THE FLOORS OF THE TIME WARNER TOWER.>>CORRECT. AND REMEMBER IT’S WHAT THEY’VE SEEN, TANYA. I CAN’T EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH. RIGHT NOW WE’RE DEALING WITH PACKAGES THAT ARE BEING IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL EXPLOSIVE DEVICES. AND THANK GOD NONE HAVE DETONATED, BUT THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING AT. WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A BIOLOGICAL AGENT. IF WE SEE THAT I CAN TELL YOU AND ASSURE YOU THAT HVAC SYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY AND THEY WILL EVACUATE THE BUILDING. YOU REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED AT THE POST OFFICE IN THE D.C. AREA, ONE SPORE, JUST ONE SPORE OF ANTHRAX CAN GET THROUGH THAT BUILDING THIS A MATTER OF MINUTES WITH REGARDS TO THE HVAC SYSTEM. IF THAT HAPPENS YOU’LL SEE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PROTOCOL.>>THANKFULLY WE HAVEN’T HAD ANYMORE INCIDENTS WITH ANTHRAX AFTER THAT. IS THAT RIGHT? I MEAN.>>WE HAVEN’T HAD ANY MAJOR SINCE THAT PARTICULAR TIMEFRAME. THANK GOD, WE HAVEN’T. BUT CREDITS TO JOHNS HOPKINS APL BECAUSE THEY DID A LOT OF RESEARCH THAT PROVIDED SOME GREAT EDUCATION TO IDENTIFY AND MITIGATE THINGS EARLY. SO CREDIT TO THEM. NO, WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING MAJOR SINCE THAT POINT IN TIME.>>I WANT TO UPDATE FOR VIEWERS. A PAIR OF SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES WERE DISCOVERED BY THE NYPD ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TIME WARNER CENTER. AND AS IT NOW STANDS THOSE PACKAGES ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. WE’VE SEEN THE BOMB SQUAD ENTER. WE’VE SEEN ALL KINDS OF NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT TEAMS WITH VARIOUS VERY SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT ENTERING THE BUILDING. THE SUBBASEMENT, THE FIRST FLOOR, THE SECOND FLOOR, THE THIRD FLOOR HAVE ALL BEEN EVACUATED. THE REST OF THE BUILDING HAS NOT BEEN EVACUATED. BUT THIS IS CLEARLY AN ONGOING SITUATION. RON, ARE YOU STILL WITH US?>>I AM.>>SO RON, YOU PROBABLY ARE SEEING THE SAME IMAGES THAT WE ARE OF ALL OF THIS EQUIPMENT ENTERING THE BUILDING. DOES THIS TELL YOU THEN THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT HAS A HANDLE ON THESE PACKAGES? SORT OF K-9 OF CAN UNDERSTAND — KIND OF CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE AND IS GOING TO DETONATE THEM SAFELY OR SEE IF THEY’RE GOING TO BE DETONATED?>>I HAVE TO BELIEVE BY NOW THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT KNOWS WHAT’S BEEN PLACED IN THESE PACKAGES THAT ARE DOWN AT QUANTICO. THAT THEY HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THAT AND THAT INTELLIGENCE IS GOING BACK TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. AND THE NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT SHARED WITH THE FBI, SHARED WITH THE SECRET SERVICE AND THE OTHER COMPONENTS INVOLVED IN THE JTTF RESPONSE NO MATTER WHAT CITY. BUT EVEN IF THAT WAS TO BE THE SUSPECTED EXPLOSIVE, TURNED OUT TO BE INERT. I I THINK THEY HAVE TO RESPOND IN A MUSCLED UP WAY PARTICULARLY IN THE TIME WARNER CENTER. PARTICULARLY WHERE THERE’S A SUSPICIOUS DEVICE AROUND ANY FUTURE LIKELY RECIPIENT. THEY HAVE TO DO THAT BECAUSE WHAT IF THIS PERSON — LET’S SEE THESE FIRST TEN DEVICES WERE ALL INERT. AND HE DECIDED, HEY, THEY DROP THEIR GUARD. THE 11TH ONE IS GOING TO EXPLODE.>>RIGHT.>>SO I THINK UNTIL THEY HAVE SOMEBODY IN HANDCUFFS, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO RESPON AGGRESSIVELY, FULLY, AND CERTAINFULLY A PLACE WHERE A DEVICE — CERTAINLY IN A PLACE WHERE A DEVICE HAS BEEN SENT IN THE PAST. AND THAT WOULD BE THE TIME WARNER CENTER.>>WE HEARD THE MAYOR TODAY SAYING YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. CALL POLICE. YOU KNOW, SO WE CAN PROBABLY EXPECT AT LEAST IN THE NEAR FUTURE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE REPORTING A LOT OF THINGS. SOME OF WHICH WILL PAN OUT TO NOT BE WORRISOME. BUT IT’S BETTER TO REPORT THAN NOT REPORT. BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. I THINK WE ARE MORE LIKELY IN THE COMING DAYS TO SEE FALSE ALARMS MUSCLED UP POLICE RESPONSES THAT TURN OUT TO BE NOTHING. THAT’S OKAY. THAT’S OKAY. I THINK THE COMMISSIONER WAS INVITING THEM, NEW YORK CITY, LET’S GUESS RIGHT. LET’S NOT GUESS WRONG.>>HE DID SAY THERE’S NO CURRENT INTELLIGENCE TO SUGGEST THAT THERE IS ANY IMMINENT DANGER FACING THE CITY, BUT THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT INTELLIGENCE OR NOT ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN AT ANY TIME.>>THAT’S VERY TRUE. AND WE CANNOT FORECLOSE THE POSSIBILITY THAT SOME COPYCAT OUT THERE WANTS TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF FUN WITH US AND SEE WHAT KIND OF INFLUENCE HE CAN HAVE BOTH ON THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMPONENTS AND ON THE MEDIA. BECAUSE AS PAUL MENTIONED EARLIER, SOME OF THIS IS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, COMMANDING ATTENTION AND POWER. AND THE GRATIFICATION OF WATCHING THIS RESPONSE. LOOK WHAT I CAN DO. LOOK HOW I CAN MANIPULATE. THAT MAY WELL BE IN THIS OFFENDER’S HEAD. YOU KNOW, WE HEAR OF THESE REPORTS WITH ARSON ITSELVES SOMETIMES. THEY LIGHT THE — ARSONISTS SOMETIMES. THEY LIGHT THE FIRE AND THEY SIT BACK AND WATCH IT. THEY LIKE THAT. THEY CONTROL THAT. IS THAT A FACTOR HERE? THAT MAY WELL BE. LOOK AT THE MEDIA COVERAGE THAT THIS PERSON HAS COMMANDED SO FAR.>>IT’S SO UNFORTUNATE THAT THE PARTICULAR PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CRIMINAL MIND THAT FEEDS ON THE ATTENTION AND COVERAGE THAT HIS OR HER ACTS GET. I’M WONDERING IF TONY WHO’S THERE ON THE SCENE IS STILL WITH US. OH, WE DO NOT HAVE TONY ANY LONGER. PAUL, I WONDER WHAT YOU CAN ADD TO THE SORT OF — THE IDEA THAT THIS COULD BE A COPYCAT OR SOMEBODY THAT SORT OF IS JUST PIGGYBACKING ON THE — ALL THE EXCITEMENT AND, YOU KNOW, DANGER THAT WAS IN THE AREA YESTERDAY AND SAID HEY, WOULDN’T IT BE A GAS IF I GOT EVERYBODY RILED UP AGAIN?>>FIRST OF ALL, I THINK IT’S HIGHLY PROBABLE. AND FOR THE SAME THING WE COVER SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, WORKPLACE SHOOTINGS YOU SEE IN A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME AFTER THAT ANOTHER INCIDENT BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE ATTENTION THE PREVIOUS PERSON GOT. I THINK IT’S HIGHLY PROBABLE. THE OTHER POINT TOO THAT RON RAISED A GREAT POINT AS FAR AS THE NOTORIETY HERE. REMEMBER, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS CRIME SCENE, AND ONE THING I THINK OUR VIEWERS WOULD FIND INTERESTING IS THE FACT THAT RIGHT NOW YOU CAN EXPECT NYPD PLAIN CLOTHES DETECTIVES WALKING THROUGH THE CROWDS BEHIND THE TAPE TAKING A LOOK AND JUST OBSERVING AND RECOGNIZING, YOU KNOW, THE VARIOUS PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THAT CROWD BECAUSE AS RON POINTED OUT ABOUT AN ARSONIST, IT’S HIGHLY PROBABLE THAT PERSON COULD BE IN THIS CROWD ENJOYING AND WATCHING THE POLICE RESPONSE.>>I WANT TO ADD TO WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THIS PERSON POSSIBLY BEING IN THE CROWD. I WANT TO POINT OUT THERE ARE CAMERAS EVERYWHERE PROBABLY IN THE TIME WARNER CENTER.>>EXACTLY.>>IF SOMEONE ASSUMES THAT THEY PUT TWO SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE TIME WARNER CENTER WITH NO ONE SEEING THEM, I THINK THEY’RE PROBABLY MISTAKEN.>>LOOK AT THE BEHAVIORAL PROFILE OF A GUY LIKE THIS. BELIEVES HE CAN HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT. SO BY STANDING IN THE MIDST OF A LARGE CROWD AND ASSIMILATING INTO THE AREA, HE’S REAPING ENJOYMENT. HE’S WATCHING EVERYONE RUN AROUND AND SCURRY AROUND BECAUSE . YOU KNOW, THE DEVICE HE PUT SOMEWHERE.>>IN TERMS OF INTERNAL SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN THE TIME WARNER BUILDING, IS IT SAFE TO ASSUME THEY ARE PROBABLY EVERYWHERE?>>THAT’S A FACT. IT’S A CERTAINTY. LET’S LOOK AT THIS. IT’S OCTOBER 25TH. SO PEOPLE ARE WALKING AROUND THIS COATS. THEY HAVE HATS. PEOPLE HAVE BACKPACKS. AND IF YOU’RE NOT LOOKING UP, THE CAMERA’S GOING TO SEE THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD. AND THIS INDIVIDUAL IS SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT. HE’S SENT 11 DEVICES AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DETONATED. HE’S NOT STUPID.>>IF IT’S THE — THAT’S A BIG LEAP, IF IT’S THE SAME INDIVIDUAL.>>IF IT’S THE SAME INDIVIDUAL, RIGHT. IF IT’S THE SAME INDIVIDUAL. BUT IF IT’S NOT, IT’S SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS. AND YOU KNOW, WE STILL HAVE NOTHING THAT’S DETONATING. THIS INDIVIDUAL BY PLACING SOMETHING IN TIME WARNER TONIGHT IT’S SUCH A LARGE VENUE. IT’S SUCH A LARGE VENUE. THAT TO WALK INSIDE WITH A COAT AND HAT TO PLACE A BACKPACK DOWN AND TO WALK AWAY AS CROWDED AS IT IS ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME, IT’S ESPECIALLY ON A NIGHT LIKE TONIGHT IT’S NOT UNLIKELY A CAMERA WOULDN’T PICK HIM UP ON THE FACIAL RECOGNITION SIDE.>>I WANT TO POINT OUT WE CAN’T CONFIRM THIS PACKAGE WAS HAND DELIVERED AND LEFT ON THE FLOOR. WE DON’T KNOW HOW IT GOT IN. IT COULD HAVE VERY WELL BEEN SOMETHING DELIVERED TO ONE OF THESE STORES THROUGH THE MAIL AS WELL. WE DON’T KNOW FOR SURE WHETHER AN INDIVIDUAL ACTUALLY PLACED THESE TWO PACKAGES INSIDE THE TIME WARNER CENTER.>>AND IF IT CAME THROUGH THE MAIL IT WOULD BE COMPLETELY CONSISTENT WITH EVERYTHING ELSE.>>EXACTLY. EXACTLY SO THAT IS A LITTLE MISSING PIECE OF INFORMATION. A LOT OF MISSING PIECES OF INFORMATION RIGHT NOW. BUT WE’RE CERTAINLY KEEPING ON THIS STORY THAT IT CONTINUES TO DEVELOP. I MEAN, IT IS NOT — THERE’S NO INDICATION OR SIGNS YET THAT THE POLICE ARE WRAPPING UP THEIR WORK HERE.>>NO. AND AGAIN, THE THING THAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND AND NOT JUST IN NEW YORK. AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT. THIS IS NOT A NEW YORK THING. THIS IS A NATIONAL THING. SO IT’S TO BE EXPECTED IN THE DAYS TO COME AND NOT TO PANIC OVER IT THAT VERY POSSIBLY A BUILDING MAY REQUIRE AN EVACUATION BECAUSE OF A HEIGHTENED LEVEL OF ALERT THAT’S BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN BUILDING SECURITY PROTOCOLS BASED ON MAIL SCREENING. AND IT’S PROBABLE. SO FOR PEOPLE NOT TO PANIC AND CALMLY EVACUATE.>>THERE COULD BE A LOT OF FALSE ALARMS IN THE DAYS AHEAD AS RON SAID. RON, HOW LONG — RON OR PAUL, WHOEVER’S WITH US, HOW LONG WOULD YOU EXPECT THIS PORTION OF THE INVESTIGATION OR THE — IF THEY HAVE TO DETONATE SOMETHING OR IF THEY HAVE TO REMOVE IT FROM THE BUILDING, HOW LONG WILL THIS PROCESS TAKE?>>WELL, PART OF THAT’S GOING TO DEPEND ON HOW CLOSE THE BOMB SQUAD IS AND THEIR AVAILABILITY. MY UNDERSTANDING IS THEY HAVE CONTAINMENT VESSELS SCATTERED AROUND THE BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK. THEY CERTAINLY HAVE BOMB TECHNICIANS SCATTERED AROUND THE DIFFERENT BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK EVEN THOUGH IT’S EVENING IT’S NYPD, RIGHT? NOBODY SLEEPS. SO THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE COVERAGE. IT’S A MATTER OF GETTING THROUGH TRAFFIC. GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE THERE. ASSESSING THE PACKAGE. THIS IS NOT A BEAT COP WALKING UP WITH A NIGHT STICK AND POKING AT IT SAYING LOOKS OKAY TO ME. YOU REALLY WANT TO GET PROFESSIONALS IN. THOSE ARE TRAINED BOMB TECHNICIANS WITH THE TOOLS, THE DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS, TO GET UP THERE VERY OFTEN TO PUT AN X-RAY ON IT, TAKE A LOOK AT THE X-RAY. THE FIRST ONE DOESN’T WORK, TAKE ANOTHER X-RAY. GO BACK TO, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT DIAGNOSTICS WITH MULTIPLE PEOPLE. THIS COULD TAKE AN HOUR OR TWO UNTIL SOME SORT OF ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN OR THEY MAKE A DECISION LET’S TAKE IT OUT AND RENDER IT SAFE IF WE HAVE ANY DOUBT THAT IT’S POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE, LET’S GET THE CONTAINMENT VESSEL, WALK IT DOWN, PUT IT ON THE LOADING DOCK. IF THEY CAN MOVE IT, THEY MAY DECIDE WE NEED A ROBOT BECAUSE THIS THING IS A LITTLE BIT MORE CURIOUS TO US OR WE’RE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IT MIGHT BE. LET’S GET A ROBOT IN TO DO THAT RATHER THAN A HUMAN BEING IN A BOMB SUIT. SO ALL OF THAT AND JUST REALLY THE TRANSPORTATION AND GETTING THROUGH TRAFFIC MAY BE THE BIGGEST DELAY. THE DIAGNOSTICS WILL TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AND IT COULD BE THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN OR THEY’RE HAULING IT OUT IN THE NEXT 40 MINUTES.>>THE TRAFFIC IN A CITY LIKE THIS ONE WILL COME INTO PLAY. WHAT DOES ILL TELL YOU, THOUGH, ABOUT THE — IT TELL YOU, THOUGH, ABOUT THE FACT THAT THEY HAVEN’T SHUT DOWN THE STREETS OR EVACUATED THE WHOLE BUILDING? AND POLICE SEEM TO BE SOMEWHAT LESS CONCERNED ABOUT THE SITUATION. DOES THAT — WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU?>>WELL, THAT’S KIND OF THE VIBE I’VE BEEN GETTING EVEN WHILE WE’RE ON THE PHONE. THE POLICE DON’T SEEM TO BE TOO AMPED UP ABOUT THIS. THAT TELLS ME THEY’VE MADE SOME SORT OF PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT. THEY’RE TELLING EACH OTHER, LET’S TAKE A DEEP BREATH, SLOW IT DOWN, DON’T GET ANYBODY HURT GETTING HERE. PRESUMABLY THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT IS A GOOD ONE AND THEY CAN LET PEOPLE BACK IN.>>THAT’S CERTAINLY GOOD NEWS, RON. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR.>>THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR.>>ABSOLUTELY. AND PAUL, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT? IS THAT THE SENSE YOU’RE GETTING AS WELL? THIS IS SOMETHING THEY HAVE A HANDLE ON AT THIS POINT?>>I AGREE COMPLETELY WITH RON. THAT’S THE EXCLAMATION POINT. WHAT THEY’RE DOING RIGHT NOW IS CAPPING THINGS UP. YOU CAN SEE AS WE’RE WATCHING ON THE CBSN SCENE, YOU CAN START TO SEE WHERE NYPD OFFICERS ARE WALKING OUT WITH DUFFEL BAGS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. I AGREE COMPLETELY WITH RON. IT’S SAFE TO ASSUME THIS IS STARTING TO GET WRAPPED UP.>>ALL RIGHT. WELL RON HOSKO, PAUL VIOLAS, THANKS FOR STICKING WITH US AND GIVING US YOUR INSIGHT. I WANT TO RECAP FOR OUR VIEWERS, PART OF THE TIME WARNER CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY HAS BEEN EVACUATED. POLICE SAY TWO SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES WERE FOUND ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE BUILDING WHICH DOES HOUSE CNN’S NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK NOW. WE’LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THIS AND THE REST OF THE DAY’S NEWS IN A FEW MOMENTS. YOU’RE STREAMING CBSN. STAY WITH US.>>>ACCUSATIONS OF VOTER SUPPRESSION DOMINATED GEORGIA’S GOVERNOR DEBATE TUESDAY. REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE AND CURRENT GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE BRIAN KEMP IS ACCUSED OF BLOCKING ABOUT 53,000 VOTER APPLICATIONS, MOST OF WHICH ARE FROM MINORITIES. THOSE VOTES COULD BE CRUCIAL FOR STACEY ABRAMS LOOKING TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE BLACK GOVERNOR IN U.S. HISTORY. THE TWO CANDIDATES ARE NECK AND NECK IN THE POLLS. FOR MORE ON THIS THE ECONOMIST’S WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT JOHN BASSMAN JOINS ME NOW ON SET. HE’S BEEN FOLLOWING THIS ISSUE CLOSELY. JOHN, A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE. SO, YOU KNOW, LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN EXACTLY. WHY IS VOTER SUPPRESSION SUCH A BIG ISSUE IN THIS ELECTION?>>WELL, THE BET THAT STACEY ABRAMS HAS MADE T THEORY OF THE ELECTORATE SHE’S USING IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE ANDREW GILLUM IS USING IN FLORIDA. FOR THE LAST COUPLE CYCLES GEORGIA DEMOCRATS HAVE NOMINATED FA

68 Replies to “Breaking News: Time Warner Center partially evacuated; bomb squad en route

  1. These crooks have been encouraged /emboldened by Donald Trump all their package bomb targets have been only the critics of Drumph. Republican terrorism at its finest.

  2. A change is bound to come. PEACE my fellow Americans. Watch this for some inspiration !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flpgU5kCpdw

  3. I guess the fool or fools who are behind this didn't realize that they would just be wasting taxpayer's dollars and that this is not helping EITHER party. 😒

  4. When you invite Russians….
    They will build car bombs next.
    Start your car and go up in flames.
    Czechs had to kickout Russians and bombings stopped pretty much.

  5. Donald Trump' supporters are behind this domestic terrorism. We all hope and pray that they will be caught very soon. They are very dangerous and very homicidal.

  6. Sad for USA, the political games are more and more like Latin America. Far left ignited the hate flame and far right reacted the same way, both want to dominate the party. Sad for the soft party leaders losing their value and losing their influence to the extremist.

  7. Fake News doubling down propaganda? Let us know when something really happens. Investigate $OROS and Demoncrats for self sabotage political gain.

  8. “OMG SOMEONE MAILED BOMBS!! ALL REPUBLICANS ARE EVIL!!”

    thousands of Trump protesters riot, destroy and vandalize property, set fire and steal vehicles, send several people to the emergency room

    THATS ONLY A MINORITY!!! DEMOCRATS ARE GOOD!!!

    Edit: Also the Trump Jr. poisoning would make an equal or better example than the riots.

  9. This is funny if the so-called Right wing bomber is smart enough to make a bomb than there smart enough not to send bombs to liberal leaders before the Mid-Terms, which would hurt the right. This is clearly the left trying to make themselves look good. The left is trying so hard to gain power it's actually scary… Civil war will come if a socialist gets power and ANTIFA isn't known for staying to fight, and it's clear the left doesn't like guns lol.

  10. It’s hard to believe there has been a handful of this the past few days and not one has detonated. Just feels staged! I’m thankful none the less.

  11. Our governments CONSISTENT SCANDELS AND CROOKED POLITICIANS..i would say..naturally..in todays society..have sadly..brought this on themselves. The medias FULL ON BS added. Im betting it gets worse. Sad but true.

  12. The tin foil hat brigade is already declaring this a hoax. We need to get back to believing quantifiable truths, no more lies-as-truth. It destroys us all.

  13. after the conservative shot 561 americans in vegas, the radical right knows that only bombs can beat that body count.
    the conservatives will soon be sending mail bombs to hospitals, schools, and churches chasing higher body counts.

  14. AMOC SHUT DOWN Europe in a deep freeze. While our Congress fiddles with the cause gets bribes from fossil fuel companies. The planet 🌎 is going to die.

  15. one bomb expert with years experience dealing with these situations said they look like something hollywood uses for movie props, we know the left and hollywood are in love with each other .

  16. This is a Typical defelection and distraction from the Saudi killings and what is going on with Russia right Now! Wake Up Folks ! Trump Mafia Politics! Look up Russia and Bolton Meeting, Russia is arrogant and makes Fun of the eagle and the olives, our coat of arms ! Look it up!. U.N. doing gaint Military drill and Russia is asked to Watch, Really! Look it up! Nations and Kingdoms are preparing and people's are being moved around!

  17. “We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.” – John F. Kennedy. This bomb FEAR is not going to stop us from VOTING on Nov 6th. The BLUE WAVE is coming and we will take our country back.

  18. Orange Hitler may be pizzing off folks rich enough to buy Ryan and McConnell and force them to dump trump. Blowing up buildings is not popular with the 1%.

  19. So "terrified" CNN OPENS an UNSTAMPED bomb package.. takes pictures? FYI, Bombs don't have wires on both ends and Hollywood BIG CLOCKS. SPARE US YOUR VICTIMHOOD. Boohoo.

  20. WELL THE TRICK OR CHEAT OF THE DEMONUTTERS BACK FIRED AND SHUT DOWN CNN .. UNFORTUNATLY NOT FOR GOOD HA HA HAAA A FALSE RAG

  21. Ha. Hahahaha….. its all a hoax. It's B.S. and this illusion of a serial bomber, is just bogus it just happens to be against liberals at election time. WHY DON'T YAS GIVE ME A BREAK. There is no bomber its them creating the illusion there is a bomber. THERE IS NO BOMBER, WHERE'S THE CASUALTIES. LET ME TELL YA, IF THEY CAN MAKE A BOMB, THEY KNOW HOW TO HIT THEIR TARGET — SEE "UNIBOMBER"!. ITS ALL A PLOY A PLOY FOR VOTES. THEY'RE SCARED — BOTTOM LINE. AND THEY SHOULD BE, THEY SHOULD BE MORE THAN SCARED. NOW WATCH STORY WILL JUST GO "POOF" LIKE THE REST OF THEIR B.S. STORIES!!!! VOTE REPUBLICAN AMERICA VOTE REPUBLICAN. GOOGLE, ABOUT FACE, FORWARD MARCH. YOU MUST PERMIT SPEECH OUR WONDERFUL PLATFORM FOR IT. YOU KNOW IT GOOGLE, THIS SIDING WITH THE ENEMY IS NOT YOU — NEVER HAS BEEN NEVER WILL BE — ABOUT FACE – VOTE REPUBLICAN AMERICA, LET US ALL TURN THIS HORSE MANURE AROUND AND HAVE OURSELVES A FUNCTIONING COUNTRY, A THRIVING ECONOMY, AND OUR SOCIAL NORMS RESTORED.

  22. NOW THE VOTING. GOD PLEASE STOP THEM, WE ARE NOT STOPPING THEM. THEY'RE FULL OF CRAP AND DOING ALL THIS STUFF THEMSELVES THE ZIONIST JEW IN WANT OF A WORLD THRONE I DO NOT LIE TO YOU AND NO I AM NOT CRAZY, I DO NOT HEAR VOICES, I CAN AVERT DANGER, I CAN MANAGE MY OWN AFFAIRS, AND IF ARRESTED I COULD UNDERSTAND THE CHARGES AGAINST ME AND ASSIST I MY OWN DEFENSE. PLEASE AMERICA PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WON'T YOU WAKE UP TO THEIR HORRIBLE REIGN OF TERROR NOT ONLY HERE BUT AROUND THE WORLD YOU WON'T YOU? THEY'RE DOING THIS THEMSELVES ALL OF IT. BELIEVE IT.

  23. Guys many of you may recall I said they'd speed things up if Donald J. Trump got elected. I also feared for him the same as I feared for Barack Obama. They con the crap out of them, with wit and charm and MONEY. Just where did Obama get $36 Million buck in just eight years???? Oh ya'd swear they are you best friend, all the laughter. Ha. oh but its all a disguise, is all done to manipulate you to achieve their own political ends. Everything has its opposite and they work from the opposite and therefrom everything can be defended as anti-Semiticism. Dear God, I don't know if you can hear me, but our America and the world is in trouble and no one sees it, its easier to call me crazy — its okay, i get it — and I'll wear the label with pride if only you and each of you forget about me and stand up and demand your country back from those who rose with false pretenses — 40 percent of them are billionaires, another 18 percent millionaires, and they account for 65 percent of our ruling elite here and they beling less than 2 percent of our American population, if any of you thought this happened all by chance you are in worse shape than even I thought. God help us. God help us! And they dragged up the incompetent from the bottom with them because they knew they'd do nothing but obey and seek to be part of soemthing bigger than themselves while having their hands out for "contributions". PLEASE SEE TRUTH, I'LL TELL YAS WHAT? I'LL TAKE MY MEDS LATER, BUT FOR NOW WON'T ANY OF YOU LISTEN I DO NOT LIE TO YOU.

  24. We all know this is democrats party flunkies still living in grannies basement because mom already threw them out of the back yard shed

  25. Blame this on the democraps calling for violence, yelling, harassment, riots, beat up people wearing red hats, assault against Trump supporters. Please vote republican. No more democraps

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