Man Attempts Suicide Outside Of ‘Today’ Show

Thu, June 6, 2013 9:13am EST by 6 Comments
Today Show Suicide
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There was a horrific moment on the platform outside of ‘Today’ on June 6, as a man with a knife attempted to kill himself before being apprehended and taken into custody by police. Read on.

The crowd that gathers outside the Today show got a huge scare on June 6 when a man in the audience pulled a knife out and began harming himself. He reportedly started cutting his wrists and possibly his forearms before police were able to wrestle the weapon away and take the man into custody. Blood covered the sidewalk outside of Today as the man was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Man Cuts Himself With Knife Outside Of ‘Today’ Show

Police said that the man was part of a group of people watching the filming of Today in Rockefeller Center in New York City, and at about 7:50 a.m., he pulled out the knife, presumably attempting to commit suicide in a very public way, according to the Daily News. As of now it is unclear if the man was a tourist or if he said anything to anyone before the act.

The incident occurred off camera, though Matt Lauer did address it on air. He stated that the man, who is reportedly in his 50s, only wanted to harm himself and no one else. He also quickly tweeted to assure everyone that the situation was under control. “All secure on the plaza after a scary incident. Thanks to our security team and the NYPD,” he first tweeted. He then added, “Sorry, a man attempted to harm himself with a knife. He is under police control. In custody.”

The man was reportedly rushed to the nearby St. Luke’s Hospital, and he is expected to survive. This must’ve been such a terrifying moment for everyone involved — thankfully the NYPD were able to act quickly and control the situation. We hope this troubled man is able to get whatever help he needs.

WATCH: Matt Lauer On ‘Today’ Show Incident

– Andrew Gruttadaro

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Posted at 2:25 PM on June 6, 2013  

Dr, Drew and Natalie need to get a show together. Then you wouldn’t be able to hear a word and can just shut off the T.V. and go to bed. They both don’t let anybody talk.

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Posted at 11:05 AM on June 6, 2013  

Too bad it wasn’t that wasted space of oxygen named “Matt Lauer”. I think the guy was making a statement that he was BORED TO DEATH WITH MATT LAUER ON THE TODAY SHOW.

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 10:33 AM on June 6, 2013  

He died hero’s death in unequal battle. Terrible loss

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Posted at 10:13 AM on June 6, 2013  

The man, like many of us, was probably trying to make a statement to get that b—–d Matt Lauer off the “Today Show.” I am sorry for the man, but I do hope that boring Matt Lauer does the right thing and departs soon. He is such a p—y, and so dull!

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Posted at 9:49 AM on June 6, 2013  

not “Today”.
………….it was HIS day!!

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Posted at 2:22 PM on June 6, 2013  

P.S. maybe they should take a poll on that show about the graphics on the bottom. Plus, they should take a poll of what us VIEWERS would like. I would get rid of EVERYBODY EXCEPT AL! He’s the only one that acually enjoys himself. He should be on ROBIN MEADE! Then, it would be the PERFECT morning show. Stuffy cast on TODAY! Hoda and Kathy Lee? What a waste of an hour. They need to put on a game show or something in their place. They’re like watching “HOUSEWIVES TAKING UP SPACE!” Wino sisters really need to get off T.V.! TAKE A POLL! I BETCHA THE VIEWERS WILL AGREE WITH US!

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