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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."

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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."

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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!!!!

1110 days ago
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Tammy    

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

1110 days ago
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Giggles McGee    

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

1110 days ago
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Ebvan    

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

1110 days ago
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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.

1110 days ago
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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?

1110 days ago
7.

Michael Knight    

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

1110 days ago
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lisa    

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?

1110 days ago
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croc    

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

1110 days ago
10.

spyke    

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

1110 days ago
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croc    

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...

1110 days ago
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dimes    

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".

1110 days ago
13.

Justin Bieber Baby's Daddy    

It seem CNN pissed off Charlie Sheen once again.

1110 days ago
14.

Shaun    

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

1110 days ago
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Carl    

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.

1110 days ago
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