A man attempted to stab himself at the NBC Today Show this morning (06/06/2013) to the surprise of many onlookers outside New York City's Rockefeller Center. People watched as he was tackled and subdued to be taken to the hospital. One fan managed to capture the incident on their cellphone.

Co-hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie were outside for a segment when the man emerged from the crowd and slashed both his wrists and forearms with a box cutter. NBC didn't air the incident, but people in the crowd got photos and video.

According to the NY Daily News, the man was ranting about "peppermint tea" and the IRS before he started slicing. As you do.

Afterwards, Matt and Savannah were whisked away back into the studio, where Matt updated everyone both on air and on Twitter.

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