WESH in Orlando Evacuated Over Bomb Threat, Sunday Night Newscasts Canceled

By Kevin Eck 

Orlando, Fla. NBC affiliate WESH had to cancel its 10 and 11 p.m. newscasts last night and delay its Monday morning news, after someone phoned in a bomb threat last night.

The building was evacuated while the Eatonville and Orlando police departments investigated.

Police gave the all-clear just before 5 a.m., allowing the station to start its morning newscast at 5:15.


The station ended up airing an update on its Facebook page from the anchor’s car. See that video below.

Staff were evacuated from the building. The station said they sat outside for hours while police searched the building.

No details have been released.

Here’s the WESH news update from the station’s parking lot: