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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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16.

Andri    

'This is my home': Michael Strahan says that if he joins Good Morning America his 'Live' co-hosting gig will remain his priority even after he 'replaces Josh Elliott after his sudden departure for NBC'

http://goo.gl/ibDDjg

84 days ago
17.

Ace    

Strahan almost got Ripad-up.

84 days ago
18.

shipdog7    

Quite common for a homeless person to do this. There are also those who were incarcerated, faking robbing banks to get arrested and back to food and shelter. JAIL.

84 days ago
19.

shipdog7    

Quite common for a homeless person to do this. There are also those who were incarcerated, faking robbing banks to get arrested and back to food and shelter. JAIL.

84 days ago
20.

Charlie    

If the guy with the knife were rich and famous and had on a suit, they'd be arresting the other guy.

84 days ago
21.

Charlie    

If the guy with the knife were rich and famous and had on a suit, they'd be arresting the other guy.

84 days ago
22.

TheRza82    

It's sad that there is just so many people in this country who are suffering from untreated mental illness. How can we bet he greatest country on earth and NOT have universal healthcare for all? Healthcare shouldn't be treated as a privileged, it should be treated as a basic human right.

That being said, even though Michael is retired, he is still a beast of a man. I'm pretty sure he would snap that dude in half like a toothpick before he even got near him.

84 days ago
23.

miss b    

I like Michael.

84 days ago
24.

my2cents    

Some of you seem really annoyed by Michael. I bet the most annoying thing to you all about him is that he's black. Oh boo hoo, he looks so awkward next to his little anorexic snowflake.....puhhleeez

84 days ago
25.

STFU    

Micheal Strahan is one ugly bruh. that gap in his teeth is god-awful. his garden tool Nicole looks like a tranny. they are made for each other, both are ugly

84 days ago
26.

SnowWhite    

This is an unfortunate, awful event but I have to say that I find it very unsettling how the word crazy is being used. I work in the mental health industry and even though what the man did was very wrong people need to understand that mental illness is not easy to deal with or control.

84 days ago
27.

marvin nubwaxer    

if those entertainment folks weren't around the cop would have shot the man dead.

84 days ago
28.

FREEDOM    

MENTAL ILLNESS NEEDS MORE AWARENESS.

84 days ago
29.

FREEDOM    

REGIS WAS THE ACE. MICHAEL COULD NEVER REPLACE.....

84 days ago
30.

Frank D.    

I say ( DIM ) hit the nail right on, he must be tire of living in the streets and he needs medical attention and somewhere to eat and sleep. Today there are many people like Andre Johnson that have fallen on hard times. This is something very serious that needs to be address...

83 days ago
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