Suspect in MoMa Stabbings Arrested

Gary Cabana, 60, was apprehended in Philadelphia
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2022 6:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 15, 2022 8:17 AM CDT
Cops: Angry Patron Stabs 2 Workers at MoMA
In this photo provided by Yuichi Shimada, medical personnel respond at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Saturday.   (Yuichi Shimada via AP)

(Newser) Update: The suspect wanted in the stabbing of two Museum of Modern Art employees over the weekend in New York City has been arrested, reports the New York Times. Gary Cabana, 60, was taken into custody at a Greyhound station in Philadelphia, per Steve Keeley of Fox29. The two stabbing victims, both in their 20s, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The NYPD released these images of the assailant after the attack. Our original story from Sunday follows:

A scary moment unfolded Saturday in New York City at the Museum of Modern Art. Police say a 60-year-old man angry that his membership had been revoked stabbed two employees, reports NBC New York. Neither victim—a man and a woman, both 24—suffered life-threatening injuries, though both were stabbed multiple times in the back and neck areas, per the New York Times. In fact, the woman joked, "I'm going to get hazard pay," as she was being taken to an ambulance on a stretcher, notes the New York Post.

The NYPD says the assailant entered the museum to attend a film, only to be informed that his membership was no longer valid. It was not renewed "as a result of two incidents involving disorderly conduct here at the museum on two separate dates in recent days,” says a police official. MoMA had sent out a letter to the man on Friday, but it wasn't clear whether he was aware of it. Police say he jumped over the reception desk and stabbed the two employees before fleeing the museum, which was evacuated. The suspect, a white man identified as Gary Cabana, remains at large. MoMA later tweeted that it would be closed on Sunday. (Read more MoMA stories.)

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