A suspect in the stabbing of two employees at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City over the weekend was arrested early Tuesday morning in Philadelphia, New York police said.
Police had identified the suspect in Saturday’s stabbing as Gary Cabana, 60, and released a video showing him attacking workers at the museum. Mr. Cabana was denied entry to the museum after his membership was revoked.
The victims of the attack — a 24-year-old woman stabbed in the back and neck and a 24-year-old man stabbed in the left collarbone — were later admitted to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition, police said.
“Gary Cabana: We are no longer looking for him,” New York Police Department Detective Hubert Reyes said by phone shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday. “Apparently he was arrested in Philadelphia.”
Detective Reyes said he had no further information about the arrest, including the charges for which Cabana was arrested. The Philadelphia Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday morning.
The arrest was previously reported by Steve Keeley, a journalist with a Fox News branch in Philadelphia. He said Mr Cabana was arrested outside a Greyhound bus station at 1:30 am
A video released by the New York Police Department after the stabbing shows a man identified by the department as Mr. Cabana, bursts through a revolving door in the museum and climbs over a counter with a knife in his hand, leaving three employees behind a desk. As they cower beneath it, he begins to prod and wave the knife.
John Miller, the deputy commissioner of the New York Police Department’s intelligence and counterterrorism agencies, later told reporters that Mr. Cabana was a regular at MoMA, but that his membership “had expired due to two incidents of disorderly conduct here.” at the museum on two separate dates in recent days.”
He had no “comprehensive file or arrest records that we are aware of,” said Mr. Miller.
On Sunday, Mr. Cabana appeared to post his version of what had happened at the museum on social media, writing at one point that he had been “triggered” by a woman who tried to silence him when he laughed during a movie.
The New York Police Department later said it was aware of those reports and was investigating them.
Mr. Cabana’s last known address was a support home in Midtown Manhattan that provides shelter for the homeless, the mentally ill and those living with HIV/AIDS, police said.