NFL HOFer Michael Strahan Target of Homeless Man's Murder Attempt

25-year-old homeless man Andre Johnson demanded to see Michael Strahan in Times Square Tuesday (where ABC's "Good Morning America" is filmed) and was told to leave. "But Johnson returned with a knife," Mark Morales added, "and tried to stab a security guard with the blade." He was led away be police and told the authorities, "I was there kill Michael Strahan." Johnson was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

Joe Tacopino & Dana Sauchelli of the New York Post, submit:

The former NFL star, who along with Kelly Ripa, also hosts the popular talk show “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” was not in any danger and he was not even aware of the incident until later in the afternoon, a studio source said.

An ABC News spokesperson said the suspect was “heroically tackled” by the cop and the incident was resolved immediately.

“It was a scary situation but thanks to the fast actions of NYPD the situation was quickly under control,” the spokesperson said.

[h/t Charles Curtis]

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