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Man with knife injures himself on Rockefeller Plaza

Security crews temporarily shut down parts of Rockefeller Plaza early Thursday morning after a man with a knife attempted to harm himself.“He was controlled by our security team out there. However, he did harm himself in some way, so he’s now being attended to by medical personnel,” Matt Lauer said on TODAY. The man made it clear he did not intend to hurt anyone else but himself, Lauer said.

Security crews temporarily shut down parts of Rockefeller Plaza early Thursday morning after a man with a knife attempted to harm himself.

“He was controlled by our security team out there. However, he did harm himself in some way, so he’s now being attended to by medical personnel,” Matt Lauer said on TODAY. The man made it clear he did not intend to hurt anyone else but himself, Lauer said.

The area was kept clear by the New York Police Department and the NBC security team investigating the incident.

Shortly after the incident Thursday morning, Matt Lauer sent out two tweets: "All secure on the plaza after a scary incident. Thanks to our security team and the NYPD," and later, “Sorry, a man attempted to harm himself with a knife. He is under police control. In custody.”