Two employees stabbed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Two employees of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City were stabbed this afternoon and taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

The suspect is a sixty-year-old man whose membership was canceled due to two recent cases of disorderly conduct “in the past few days”. After being turned away from the museum around 4:15 p.m., the man “jumped over reception and assaulted and stabbed two museum employees multiple times,” said John Miller, deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism at the police department. Offices. The victims, who sustained neck, collarbone and back injuries, “were doing well,” Miller said.

According to New York Post, the man was initially thought to be hiding in the building but was not located during a search. Eyewitness accounts describe a chaotic scene as visitors were quickly evacuated from the museum, located on West Fifty-Third Street. “We were entering the museum and as we were about to go inside, we saw hundreds of people running out and everyone was shouting shooter, shooter,” a woman told reporters. New York Times. “It was very scary.” According to the police, there is no indication that shots were fired.

The museum announcement that it will be closed to the public on Sunday.

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