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Today Show: Man With Knife Cuts Himself on Program's Rockefeller Plaza Set

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Scare day at Today this morning.

An unidentified man pulled out a knife and cut himself as the show was broadcasting live outside in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Thursday.

The incident forced Matt Lauer and his cohosts to move the show back into the studio. At the top of the 8 a.m. hour, Lauer informed viewers of what had happened.

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"There was an incident a short time ago. A man attempted to harm himself with a knife," said Lauer. "He did manage to cut himself. He was controlled by our security team out there. However, he did harm himself, and he is being attended to by medical personnel. So, we're keeping the area clear for law enforcement."

Fortunately, no one else was injured.

Lauer later took to Twitter with an update, writing, "All secure on the plaza after a scary incident. Thanks to our security team and the NYPD."

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