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Man threatens to kill talk show host Michael Strahan

A homeless man was arrested outside of ABC Studios in New York Tuesday after threatening morning show host Michael Strahan.

According to the New York Post, police identified the man as 25-year-old Andre Johnson and say he went a bit crazy in Times Square around 8 am - about the time when hosts walk outside to interact with the audience.

Man Who 'Wanted To Kill' Michael Strahan Arrested At ABC

He reportedly made threatening remarks to the former new york giant outside the studio while wielding a knife.

Security acted quickly and knocked the blade out of Johnson's hands before whisking him away. He's currently being held without bail, charged with felony attempt assault as well as menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Tv hosts can sometimes be at risk to dangerous viewers...

Last year an Arizona man was arrested after reportedly threatening Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell because he was upset with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial.

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Steve-a-rino July 02 2014 at 10:48 AM

That's it - time to ban knives and make sure that we pass laws holding America's law-abiding knife owners accountable for this crazy guy's actions. If we can do it for guns we can do it for knives. Come on, where are Mothers Against Crazy Knife-Wielding Homeless Guys when you need them?

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deruwid9 July 02 2014 at 11:01 AM

That homeless guy must not like dummies with a big gap in their teeth. Or maybe he thought it was Mike Tyson and wanted to get into an ear chewing brawl.

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skitzlpk July 02 2014 at 10:22 AM

I think I might seek out Matt Lauer or the fat weather guy before I mess with Strahan..

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franphilly July 02 2014 at 10:23 AM

He went after Strahan with a knife? You need at least a bazooka to bring down a guy that big. Maybe the guy was an hour late for Stephanopolis.

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mikemyrna franphilly July 02 2014 at 9:12 PM

I was thinking the same thing (bazooka). From what I've seen of Stahan I'm sure he could have taken the guy down himself with out getting hurt.

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Rick July 02 2014 at 10:30 AM

We need to ban those damn knives !!!

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d1anaw Rick July 02 2014 at 11:28 AM

Stupid has many followers.

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patrick Rick July 02 2014 at 12:02 PM

Sorry d1anaw, Stupid is you !!!

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planodrums July 02 2014 at 5:23 PM

Nancy Grace...understandable. But, Michael Strahan? No way........

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samedayrepo planodrums July 02 2014 at 5:40 PM


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buckeye3118 July 02 2014 at 3:40 PM

So GMA's only viewer is locked up?

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lv2213frs July 02 2014 at 12:28 PM

The untreated mentally ill. The streets are filled with them.

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cmcclarty lv2213frs July 02 2014 at 12:44 PM

Yeah thanks to the ACLU they sued when Reagen wanted too keep them in hospitals.

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sksnyder25 lv2213frs July 02 2014 at 1:27 PM

cmcclarty - Reagan never wanted to keep them in hospitals. Reagan is the one that let them all go because he thought taxpapers should not have to pay for the mentally ill. Get your stories straight.

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cmcclarty sksnyder25 July 02 2014 at 4:41 PM

The ACLU sued in the courts and won to have them out on the streets get your story straight!

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dqalex35 July 02 2014 at 11:54 AM

To start We need a knife free zone so that way criminals can't carry them there. That's the way it works right? Only the police and military should be allowed to carry knifes. Next we can ban forks.

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danyelle.marks dqalex35 July 02 2014 at 6:20 PM

snappy retort. the ban forks line. pretty funny.

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samedayrepo July 02 2014 at 5:39 PM

To show up at a place like that with a weapon and so much security is almost a suicidal death wish Im glad the deranged nut case is ok, good thing he was carrying a knife instead of a football or he would be part of the pavement once Strahan's instincs kicked in.

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