Tourists on Rockefeller Plaza witnessed a bloody scene outside of Studio 1A on Thursday (June 6) after a man reportedly slashed his wrists. The anchors of NBC’s Today Show were set to film nearby but were brought back indoors at the top of the second hour broadcast.
According to the New York Daily News, the “deranged suicidal man” was in his ’50s and looked disheveled. He allegedly wielded two knives on himself. Witnesses say that the man was ranting about the Internal Revenue Service being corrupt and that the agency “ruined his life.”
Matt Lauer debriefed the audience by saying he didn’t intend to harm anyone else and was being attended to by security and medical personnel.
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