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Explosive device sent to CNN building in Columbus Circle: Photos

The NYPD and emergency responders descended on Columbus Circle Wednesday morning after an apparently live explosive device was discovered in the mailroom of the Time Warner Center, officials said.

The building, located at 10 Columbus Circle, houses CNN's newsroom and offices as well as dozens of retail shops and other businesses.

The building was evacuated around 10 a.m. as the NYPD secured the area and investigated the device. The package, which also contained a suspicious white powder, was safely removed from the area around noon, according to police.

Scroll down for photos from the scene.

Police stand guard outside the Time Warner Center
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Police stand guard outside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan after an explosive device was found on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Members of the media stand at a police
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Members of the media stand at a police line outside of the Time Warner Center in Manhattan after an explosive device was found on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

An NYPD Bomb Squad vehicle sits outside the
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An NYPD Bomb Squad vehicle sits outside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan after an explosive device was found on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

NYPD Bomb Squad personnel arrive at the Time
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NYPD Bomb Squad personnel arrive at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan on Wednesday.

Law-enforcement officials stand outside The Shops at Columbus
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Law-enforcement officials stand outside The Shops at Columbus Circle, at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, after an explosive device was found on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Police stand outside the Time Warner Center in
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Police stand outside the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle after an explosive device was sent to CNN's offices on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle was
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The Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle was evacuated after an explosive device was sent to CNN's offices on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Police inspect the area outside the Time Warner
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Police inspect the area outside the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle after an explosive device was sent to CNN's offices on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

A bomb-sniffing dog investigates a vehicle parked near
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A bomb-sniffing dog investigates a vehicle parked near the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was sent to CNN's offices on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside
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Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices in the building.

FBI and military personnel gather outside the Time
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FBI and military personnel gather outside the Time Warner Building after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Police gather outside of the Time Warner Center
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Police gather outside of the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle after an explosive device was sent to the CNN offices on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

A truck equipped to hold explosive devices is
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A truck equipped to hold explosive devices is parked outside of the Time Warner Center, where CNN's offices are located, in Columbus Circle on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

A truck equipped to hold explosive devices leaves
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A truck equipped to hold explosive devices leaves Columbus Circle after the NYPD responded to a suspicious package at the Time Warner Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

People stand outside of the Time Warner Center
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People stand outside of the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle after an explosive device sparked an evacuation of the building on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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