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A scary incident in the Rockefeller Center plaza outside studio 1A where “The Today Show” is filmed caused the plaza to have to be evacuated Thursday morning (June 6).

Matt Lauer says in the above video:

“There was an incident out on the plaza we just want to tell you about. A short time ago a man out there attempted to harm himself with a knife, he did manage to cut himself. He was controlled by our security team out there, however, he did harm himself in some way. He’s now being attended to by medical personnel. There was a knife involved, as we just mentioned, so we’re keeping that area clear for law enforcement right now.”

Savannah Guthrie adds, “The situation is contained … nobody else, as we understand it, was injured, thank goodness.”

Video of the incident from a fan’s cell phone is below:

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