AN alert went out in Philadelphia after police positively identified the MoMa stabber on surveillance video.
A manhunt has been underway for the suspect accused of stabbing two people inside the museum on Saturday. He has been identified as Gary Cabana.
Cops released footage of the shocking incident in a bid to catch the wanted man.
The suspect jumped the reception desk and proceeded to attack and stab the employees in the back, collar bone, and neck.
He was seen on surveillance video fleeing the museum after the attack.
The two members of staff, 一个男人和一个女人, both aged 24, were rushed to Bellevue Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.
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犯罪嫌疑人, a 60-year-old man, was a regular at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but had been sent a letter Friday revoking his membership, cops said.
“His membership had expired as a result of two incidents involving disorderly conduct here at the museum,” said John Miller, NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counter-terrorism.
“A letter revoking his membership went out yesterday, and he showed up today with the intention of attending the film that was being played.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been briefed on the situation and a statement was released by his press secretary, Fabien Levy, via Twitter.
“This appears to be an isolated, criminal incident. Neither victim is suffering from life-threatening injuries at this time.
“The mayor will continue to monitor the situation and the progress of the two victims.”
Multiple witnesses have taken to Twitter to share their experiences as chaos broke out during the incident.
Visitor Dee Daily and his daughter were in the gift shop, when employees rushed them to a safe room in the basement.
“It was nerve racking. I was trying to keep myself calm for my daughter,” 他说.
Another tourist called Missy said: “I saw like the ribbon there with ‘police’ written on it. Then a woman lying like sitting on the floor alive, but then I think I saw a patch of blood on the wall.”
Alyssa Katz tweeted that a “stampede” of people were seen “逃跑” the museum.
“I just spoke with witnesses visiting from Cannes, 法国. They saw someone stabbed in the underarm on the first floor,” Katz wrote.
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