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Man Tries Killing Himself On Live NBC’S Today Show (W/ Video)


(AllHipHop News) This is the definition of “reality tv”. On today’s (June 6th) live broadcast of NBC’s Today show, a man sliced both of his wrists.

According to witnesses, the man was disheveled and ranting about how the Internal Revenue Service ruined his life. After throwing a stack of IRS documents in the air, the man took out a pocket knife and screamed “I’m going to cut myself” before eventually slicing both his wrists.

The incident was not captured on live television but it did force Matt Lauer and the Today show crew to abort a planned segment outside.

The man was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital and he will survive.

Check below for a brief video of the police restraining the man after the incident:

  • MrNoName2K

    The IRS ruined his life, so he gonna try to ruin everybody elses by trying to commit his failed suicide attempt on live tv and in front of a big ass crowd that includes chidlren..throw this nut in the padded room..

    • Who’sthis?

      you’re an asshole, the man has issues. Inconsiderate asshole

      • MrNoName2K

        Issues? We dont know, seems more like “problems” as we all do in one way or the other, especially those in it with the government but ay, in closing, he can join the f*ckin club..
        And to you, why i “gotsa” be AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL THAT!???(Martin Lawrence voice)

      • Who’sthis?

        he almost killed himself, slith his wrist and those are not issues mental health wise ?

        I guess he was bored and like ey yo lemme open up my veins just to get a buzz.

        Think of the mans family. Imagine your father or uncle did this to himself, how would you feel.

        I agree it’s not good for the kids to whitness but that’s the reality of life. He didn’t hurt others but himself.

      • Lauren Hill’s issue is farrrrrrrrr worse and she ain’t slit her wrist. #JustSaying

      • Who’sthis?

        how do you know do you know this man personaly ?

        You are not a doctor also

      • Take $5,000 from Donald Trump & he might not notice….take $5,000 of a poor, on foodstamps, single mom’s tax return……& she might kill yo’ @$$!

    • Now wait a minute….you know damn well that if they advertised dude was gonna commit suicide on the next episode…you would have made sure to tune in 🙂

  • TruthSerum

    Desperate plea for attention. Anybody who really wanted to kill themselves wouldnt go out in public and do something as half assed as cut themselves. If he was for real he’d of kept it to himself and did it quietly, or if he had to do it in public he could have jumped in front of a semi-truck or something a lil more certain to get the job done. Like he really thought he was gonna slit his wrist in public and everybody around was gonnna sit there for 10-15 minutes and watch him bleed out FOH somebody give this guy a hug and a shoulder to cry on he just wants attention.

    • Matt Swan

      This is just like MJ’s daughter tryin to off herself, AND then call 911? Da Hell? I’m sorry to say this but if you’re serious about doing it’s a private matter, not one just to get you name in the paper and have a f*ckin pitty party thrown at you. I firmly think that those that are serious about suicide need help and should get it, but these posers, well they should just go ahead and get stomach pumped. Through the ass. Once a day. And twice on Sundays

    • Yeah, it was for publicity, like when the Buddhists monks burn themselves alive in protest.

      • TruthSerum

        I fail to see what one has to do with the other, the budhist monks actually got the job done, this guy just went someplace with tons of people there and did something that takes a long time to die from…… Like he really thought he was gonna slit his wrist, and then sit indian style in the middle of the street for 15 minutes while he bled out and the security were just gonna make smores and tell ghost stories while it happened…….FOH

        Dude wants some sympathy nothing more

      • Depends on where he’s from. In the Bx, that’s exactly what security would have done, unless he came up to them, arterial blood gushing everywhere, begging them to call him an ambulance etc…..in that situation, they would have drop kicked the ‘chet out that ninja & beat him Rodney King style, with night sticks, while yelling:
        “Stay BACK! Help is on the WAY!”

        That ninja is crazy, not stupid.
        #IJS

        I read somewhere that he hacked off 4 of his fingers in the Bronk, on the subway platform or some ‘chet? about 5yrs ago.

        This ‘chet makes front page news because of the location etc…I think the last incident ended when that ninja had to walk to the hospital or something? That ‘chet got NO press release, honorable mention during the local news cast, etc.

        ‘Chet, ninja pull that ‘chet in the BX, and about the only people rushing toward dude that are not getting paid….are dope fiends looking to get paid.

        Make no mistakes about it…New Yorkerz have turned not giving a Fugg into an art!

        “Like he really thought he was gonna slit his wrist, and then sit indian style in the middle of the street for 15 minutes while he bled out and the security were just gonna make smores and tell ghost stories while it happened…….FOH”

      • TruthSerum

        Even if everything you say is true, they still wouldnt stand there and let it happen in front of a TV studio broadcasting a popular morning program around the country, even New Yorkers dont want that kind of bad press lol

      • The Today show wanted that press.

        Trust me… you described the reason for the reaction. It ain’t like the Today show has even been to some Harlem household, grieving with a family.

        #IJS

  • Chris

    Did they say he tried to use a pocket knife? SMH.

  • Mob BanCster

    This man needs some help. When people have problems these days there isn’t much free help/people coming through for you.

  • Who’sthis?

    God bless him

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  • Synista

    Someone should have said “DUNDEE VOICE HEY THAT’S NOT A KNIFE THIS IS A KNIFE” and handed him a ka-bar or diving knife!

    • Kabar?

      Semper Fi?

      • Synista

        Oooh Rah!

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  • obelking

    the headline says man tries to kill himself on live TV; then the story says his act wasn’t captured on live TV! Another indication that TV news is lowering its own curve and not to be taken too seriously!! All about the sensationalism with little substance!!!