Man tries to slit his wrists outside NBC’s ‘Today’

TODAY -- Season: 2011 -- Pictured: (l-r) Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC)
TODAY -- Season: 2011 -- Pictured: (l-r) Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales -- (Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBC)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an emotionally disturbed man is in custody after he tried to slit his wrists outside NBC’s “Today” show in New York City.

It happened at 7:50 a.m. Thursday outside the “Today” studio in Rockefeller Center.

Police say the man, who appeared to be in his 50s, was in the crowd outside the broadcast.

“Today” show host Matt Lauer tweeted: “Sorry, a man attempted to harm himself with a knife.” He also explained the situation to viewers.

The man was taken into custody as an emotionally disturbed person.

His physical injuries were not life-threatening. His mental condition is being evaluated at a hospital.

 

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