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CNN Staff Warned -- Suspect Is 'Armed & Dangerous'

4/6/2011 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The CNN building on Sunset Blvd. is still "on lockdown" 24 hours after a man called cops warning that his son threatened to open fire on staffers -- and today employees have been sent a photo of the suspect and have been warned he's still considered "armed and dangerous."


TMZ obtained the memo -- sent out earlier today by building management -- informing building staffers the LAPD is currently on high alert -- looking for “a disheveled looking, transient man [who] has made threats to harm himself and as many other people as possible.”

The memo continues, "This man has an arrest history, history of violence, and is considered armed and dangerous."


Management insists the post-threat lockdown is still in effect ... and additional security has been hired to patrol the area.

As we first reported -- it all started after a father called 911 yesterday, claiming his son threatened to shoot up CNN's headquarters ... unless dad sent him some cash.


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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Anderson Cooper first! PLEASE!!!!

1265 days ago


So, I'm guessing dad DIDN'T send him money?

1265 days ago

Giggles McGee    

I like how they spelled "Detective" "DeFective." Nice.

1265 days ago


"deFectives are working the case???. Come on. Aren't these people supposed to be in the word business? Perhaps it's a Freudian slip.

1265 days ago

Hello is anybody in there?    

Maybe his mom didn't want to give him that Pepsi he wanted.God all he wanted was a Pepsi now CNN will pay for this.

1265 days ago

Sad sad    

Mentally ill and drugs. The top topics on tmz lol. Hopefully the guy is all talk. I don't get the CNN connection. Am I missing something?

1265 days ago

Michael Knight    

Maybe they should have also included a photo of the dude when they sent out the memo? That might have helped.

1265 days ago


Either I misinterpreted part of memo or it wasn't worded correctly. The LAPD sent a threat to CNN, didn't the man send the threat?

1265 days ago


if the guy looks like a homeless person,cant they tell by the way he looks that he doesnt belong there? whats takin so long to find him? are there hostages? i better read this article again..bbl

1265 days ago


Okay so once again, crazy person loose on the streets putting people's lives in danger. Why are the dangerously mentally ill allowed to roam free? To keep the population down? If you know he is dangerous then, duh. Lock him up

1265 days ago


maybe it just me,,but couldnt they find him after 24 hours?? wheres the swat team and the negotiator? does his father have his sons phone number?? does he even have a cell phone? kids? wife?? what does he look like? so many questions...

1265 days ago


I know this neighborhood well, and drive past the CNN building every day.

Unfortunately, there are many people in this area who fit the description of “disheveled looking, transient man".

1265 days ago

Justin Bieber Baby's Daddy    

It seem CNN pissed off Charlie Sheen once again.

1265 days ago


Yeah #10 n #12 there are more bums per square inch here than "normal" people...this place called hollywood...needs some serious help

1265 days ago


Glad the father is doing the right thing instead of just dealing with it himself. Hopefully they can find his son before he does anything. In part to protect the public, but also to get the son some help. If he gets caught for just making threats he will get a short jail term and hopefully some help, but if he kills someone it is all over for him.

1265 days ago
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