There was more than one horrifying moment felt by those on and near the set of the 'Today' show in New York City's Rockefeller Center when a man started stabbing himself with a knife in an apparent suicide attempt just outside of the NBC studios.

Police at the scene immediately drew their weapons when the man started cutting his wrists and arms in his attempt on his own life. NYPD tackled him to the ground before removing him, but the surrounding crowd still had to be temporarily cleared and the hosts had to take the show back inside.

One of those hosts, Matt Lauer, addressed the incident on the air, thanking the network's security for their prompt response and adding that the man had said he never intended to hurt anyone else, only himself.