On Thursday morning, a suicidal Queens man named, Pok Chong Mar, decided to create a scene outside the “Today Show” studios on Rockefeller Plaza by slashing his wrists with two sharp knives.
According to Matt Lauer, “it was sorta too late for the man to be saved by police and security personnel after he had already sustained severe injures. Graphic photos and videos were also taken during the time of incident.”
An eyewitness tells the New York Daily News, “the man had ranted about Internal Revenue Service before yelling ‘I’m going to cut myself!’ twice and attempting to harm himself.”
Shortly after, NBC network released the following statement about the incident:
“This morning shortly before 8 a.m, a man attempted to harm himself on Rockefeller Plaza outside the TODAY show studio. He was quickly subdued by security officers on site and taken to an area hospital for treatment.
We have strict security protocols in place to protect visitors to the TODAY show and those procedures were followed and effective. We are very grateful for the actions of our security team and the NYPD that no others visiting the show were harmed in the incident.”
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