The CNN main newsroom in Atlanta in September, 2014. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/
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Suspicious package directed to CNN Atlanta intercepted

Originally posted Monday, October 29, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

This morning, an Atlanta post office intercepted what was deemed a suspicious package addressed to CNN Center where CNN Atlanta is headquartered.

According to a memo today to employees, “all mail, at all CNN domestic bureaus, is being screened at off-site facilities as of last Wednesday, so this package would NOT have come directly to the CNN Center, even if it hadn’t been intercepted first.”

The memo noted that “our screening process is working and we will keep you updated as we learn more.”

This meant there has been no evacuation of CNN Center, where it remains business as usual. 

Last Wednesday, CNN in New York and other targets such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were sent what appeared to be pipe bombs. Cesar Sayoc was arrested Friday and charged with sending those packages. It’s too early to say if any of this current package was connected to Sayoc in any way. 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.