As the crowds gathered outside of Rockefeller Plaza to watch the Today Show on Thursday morning, they witness a horrific incident as they waited for the show to begin. A man believed to me in his 50s, began cutting his wrists as the crow watched. Police were able to quickly apprehend the man. No one else was injured.
While many that gather outside of the show are tourist, it is not clear if this man was a tourist.
The “Today” show confirmed the incident in a tweet that said,“@MLauer just reported that a man on the plaza tried to harm himself with a knife. No one else was injured. Police are handling.”