Homeless Man Threatens To Kill Michael Strahan in Times Square

A knife wielding homeless man threatened to kill Michael Strahan at ABC studios in New York City on Tuesday (July 1, 2014). The NYPD confirmed the incident. Andrew Johnson appeared Tuesday morning at the ABC studios at Times Square, where Strahan was filming Good Morning America. The homeless man showed up at 8am when the cast usually walks out onto the sidewalk to interact with onlookers and tourists. 

Michael StrahanMichael Strahan Was In Potential Danger in New York

Police said Johnson got into an argument with security outside the studio, pulled out a knife and said he was there to kill Strahan, who makes appearances on Good Morning America as well as hosting Live! With Kelly and Michael.

A cop working security outside the studio managed to subdue Johnson and secured the knife.

The New York Post, who initially broke the story, said the man was charged with felony attempted assault as well as menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held without bail in New York.

More: Michael Strahan joins Good Morning America as utility player

A spokesperson for ABC News said: ""It was a scary situation but thanks to the fast actions of NYPD the situation was quickly under control."

Strahan played defensive end for the New York Giants for 15 years before ending his career following the Super Bowl XLII victory over the Patriots in 2008. He is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame next month. 


Contactmusic

Tags: Michael Strahan


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally...

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Alec Baldwin was in court on Tuesday, facing charges of disorderly...

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pitbull feat. John Ryan - Fireball

Pitbull drops his eighth studio album 'Globalization' later this year and...

Pitbull - Fireball Video

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"

It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot...

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In
Advertisement

Arty Ft. Angel Taylor - Up All Night [Lyric] Video

Russian musician Arty has collaborated with Angel Taylor on his latest single 'Up All Night', released on...

Arty - Up All Night (Lyric Video) Video

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Michael Strahan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Michael Strahan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All