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    Michael Strahan: Homeless Man Arrested After Threatening to Kill GMA Host, Attempting to Stab Security Guard

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    A scary incident occurred at Good Morning America this morning, but luckily, Michael Strahan emerged unscathed.

    Police confirm to E! News that a homeless man was arrested on Tuesday in Times Square after he took a knife out of his pocket and attempted to stab a security guard before later stating that he wanted to kill the New York Giants defensive end.

    The 25-year-old suspect, whose name is Andre Johnson, showed up around 8 a.m. near the ABC building, officials say. He then tried to obtain access to the building, although security would not let him in.

    Johnson was then subdued and arrested, law enforcement officials confirm. He was charged with felony attempted assault, menacing in the second degree and criminal possession of weapon.

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    According to police, the knife-wielding suspect made comments threatening the life of Michael Strahan. He said he wanted to enter the studio in order to kill him.

    ABC News has since issued a statement following the frightening occurrence. "There was an incident in Times Square, an individual lunged at one of our employees and was heroically tackled by a police officer. We understand the man was taken in for psychiatric evaluation," Heather Riley, Senior Publicity Director at ABC News said. "It was a scary situation but thanks to the fast actions of NYPD  the situation was quickly under control. Michael was never in any danger."

    Strahan, 42, currently serves as co-host of Live! With Kelly and Michael in addition to working on GMA part-time. He has yet to issue a comment in regards to Johnson's arrest.

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