'Today' Show

Man Slashes Wrists

During Live Broadcast

6/6/2013 5:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A man slashed his wrists Thursday during a live broadcast of the "Today" show.

It happened as Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie were outside in Rockefeller Plaza.  The man -- who is in his 50s --  slashed both his wrists and his forearms. NBC's cameras didn't show the incident, but several people in the crowd captured photos and video.

The New York Daily News obtained a photo of the man as he attempted to cut himself.

Immediately afterward, the show moved inside the studio. Matt talked about the incident on the air ... saying the man only wanted to harm himself and no one else.

As for the man ... he was taken to the hospital and he's in stable condition.