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'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.

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

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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.

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

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