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Michael Strahan

Knife-Wielding Nut

Threatens to Kill Talk Show Host

7/2/2014 3:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A homeless man went to ABC studios in NYC Tuesday with a knife and threatened to kill Michael Strahan ... NYPD officials confirm to TMZ.

Andre Johnson appeared Tuesday AM at the Times Square studio where "Good Morning America" is shot. The 25-year-old man showed up at around 8:00 AM ... when the cast often walks out onto the sidewalk set to interact with onlookers.

Police say Johnson got into an argument with security, pulled a knife and said he was there to kill Strahan -- who makes appearances on "GMA" in addition to hosting "LIVE! With Kelly and Michael."

A cop working security then subdued Johnson and secured the knife.

The NY Post -- which broke the story -- says the man was charged with felony attempted assault as well as menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. It appears he's being held without bail.

TMZ caught up with Strahan's fiancee, Nicole Murphy, at LAX to talk about the incident.

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1.

Misspatty33    

Next story...

82 days ago
2.

DiM    

There are so many homeless folks around with unmedicated/chronically untreated mental illness. He could be pleased to have a roof and a few decent meals for a bit. Hoping he gets transferred to a forensic facility and gets the treatment he needs. No one should be denied basic health because they are presently poor.
Glad Strahan and nobody around was harmed at all.

82 days ago
3.

Jackie    

Fake Americans.....ofc it's staged...now next you bastards.

82 days ago
4.

RUfreakinkiddingme    

Hope it wasn't the Houston Texans AWOL All Star running back Andre Johnson 8-|

82 days ago
5.

JFO    

I'll admit he is kind of annoying, especially on that morning show, but let's not get carried away here ...

82 days ago
6.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Rich folks probs

82 days ago
7.

Unbroken Chain    

He must not have known who he was attacking. This guy is like the most like able person in Anerica

82 days ago
8.

Lina    

Sounds like a mental health issue. I hope he gets the treatment he needs, but given the sterling level of care people with mental illnesses receive in North America, I wouldn't be surprised is he gets locked up with regular prison time, or turned out onto the street after a short observation and no long-term resources for meds/counselling/food/shelter.

82 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

The mental hospitals must all be empty because all the sickos are out on the streets.

82 days ago
10.

Truth    

SLOW NEWS DAY HARVEY? PULEEEZ, TELL US WHEN HE REALLY GETS STABBED. DUDE HAS A POINT. GUY IS A F*CKING ANNOYING ON TV. #TRUTH!!

82 days ago
11.

Factual    

Michael is awful with Kelly ,the show is totally awkward

82 days ago
12.

Dave    

How many innocent bystanders did the cops shoot? After all it was the NYPD right?

82 days ago
13.

Daron    

Glad no one was hurt.

82 days ago
14.

Me    

Wouldn't be the worst thing if it happened.

82 days ago
15.

01void    

Glad they got him off the street and hopefully he'll get the help he needs.

82 days ago
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