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A suspicious package sent to The New York Times‘ headquarters in Manhattan is currently being investigated by the New York Police Department, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.
An official for the NYPD told THR that an envelope with paper in it was delivered to the building and that an investigation is ongoing. No further information was immediately available, but several Times editors tweeted about the incident and said that the building had not been evacuated but the NYPD was on the scene.
The building was given the all-clear late Monday evening, according to the NYPD.
“Ensuring the safety and security of our staff is of critical importance and we’ve taken steps to expand security measures given the current environment,” said a Times spokesperson to THR on Tuesday morning.
The Times London office on Museum Street was also briefly evacuated on Tuesday morning, around 10:15 a.m. local time, due to a suspicious package. The police issued an all-clear and employees returned to the building later in the morning.
A staff memo sent after the all-clear in London read, “As you know, last night, a suspicious envelope was removed from the newsroom at 620 Eighth Avenue by the N.Y.P.D. and was ultimately determined to be harmless. As we have said repeatedly in recent days, security is a first-order priority for the company and we will keep you updated.”
Just weeks ago, the New York Times building added concrete security barriers as part of increased safety measures. “They are part of our continuing efforts to enhance security at our headquarters building,” a spokesperson said at the time.
The package follows similar instances in which suspicious packages and mail bombs were sent to several local newspapers as well as CNN. On Oct. 24, CNN’s Time Warner Center in New York was evacuated after a mail bomb was addressed to former CIA director and frequent CNN guest John Brennan.
A second bomb sent to CNN was intercepted Friday. The third package was not addressed to anyone specific, just to the CNN Center building in downtown Atlanta.
On Monday, a third package sent to CNN was found and intercepted, this time in Atlanta, where the network is based.
Oct. 30, 7 a.m. Updated with suspicious package sent to London office
Jeremy Barr contributed to this report.
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