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'Emotionally disturbed' man stabs self on ‘Today’ show plaza, police say

An 'emotionally disturbed' man was taken into custody and transported to a New York hospital Thursday morning after he began to stab himself outside the Rockefeller Center studios of NBC's "Today" show, police said.

The man was described as an Asian male in his 50s. The incident occurred 7:50 a.m. 

A "Today" show tweet confirmed he used a knife to harm himself, The New York Post reported.

The show opened their 8 a.m. segment inside the studio, and host Matt Lauer explained what happened outside, The Post reported.

"There was an incident out on the plaza," Lauer told viewers. "A man tried to harm himself with a knife. He did manage to cut himself. He was controlled by our security team out there...He's being treated by medical personnel.”

The man was listed in stable condition at St. Luke’s Hospital.

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