UPDATE: After being evacuated due to a bomb threat, employees at KABC, the ABC affiliate in Southern California, have been given the all-clear to return to the Glendale, Calif., building, according to the station’s own Twitter account.
The station began tweeting about the ordeal Wednesday afternoon, reporting that a man called police and said there were multiple bombs at the office. Several other buildings in the area were also evacuated.
The outlet moved its 4 p.m. newscast outside, with several reporters tweeting photos of cameras on the lawn. Police swept the building with bomb-sniffing dogs.
“KABC’s facilities in Glendale have been evacuated, following a threat received by the Glendale Police Department,” said a statement from a spokesperson at Disney, which owns ABC. “Employees have been safely evacuated. Police are on site, and we’re awaiting word once they have completed a thorough investigation of the location.”
The ABC7 building is also across the street from several media companies, including a DreamWorks building and a Disney office. A source said Disney employees at the building were also forced to evacuate.
An eyewitness said DreamWorks employees could hear sirens, but were not evacuated.