Michael Strahan speaking at the Robin Hood Foundation’s 2014 benefit at the Javits Center on May 12, 2014, in New York City.
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Police arrested a man with a knife outside ABC studios Tuesday morning after he claimed he was there to "kill Michael Strahan," the New York Post reports.

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According to sources who spoke with the Post, Andre Johnson, 25, was outside the Good Morning America studio around 8 a.m. when he flashed the knife in front of a security guard.   

A police officer, who was working a security assignment with ABC Studios, knocked the knife away from Johnson.

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Johnson would later tell police that he was "there to kill Michael Strahan," the Post reported. 

Sources told the Post that the former NFL star-turned-talk show host was not aware of what had happened until late Tuesday afternoon.

"It was a scary situation, but thanks to the fast actions of NYPD, the situation was quickly under control," a ABC News spokesperson told the Post.

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Read more at the New York Post.