‘Today’ Show Drama: Man Stabs Himself at Rockefeller Center

Today Show Screen Shot

A man standing on the Today show plaza stabbed himself this morning an an attempted suicide attempt as a shocked Matt Lauer was hosting the NBC morning show.

At 7:50 a.m., Today, which normally holds a section of its show out on the plaza of 47-50 Rockefeller Center, was forced to rush the show inside as security personnel tackled the man to the ground to ensure the he did not harm anyone else. A bystander posted a video from his cell phone of the man, an Asian man in his 50s who was reportedly ranting about the IRS, being tackled:

After the incident Matt Lauer tweeted updates:

Because it was uncharacteristic of the Today show to be hosting the show inside on such a nice day, the anchors updated viewers and informed those who did not know what occurred.

Lauer later tweeted that the suicidal man was safe and no one else was harmed.