The prime suspect in last year’s violent stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has finally been extradited to New York to face arraignment on assault and attempted murder charges, police announced Tuesday.
Gary Cabana, 60, is accused of attacking two museum employees on March 12, 2022, after, police said, he was denied entry to the Midtown institution because his membership had been revoked.
Three days later, police in Philadelphia picked Cabana up as he slept in the City of Brotherly Love’s bus terminal, allegedly after he started a fire in a nearby hotel. Further investigation found that Cabana had allegedly made violent threats against former President Donald Trump.
Cabana has been in custody in Philadelphia since his arrest, and has undergone a psychiatric evaluation, according to WABC-TV. On Jan. 3, the NYPD received custody of Cabana, at long last, and he’s expected to be arraigned in a Manhattan criminal court room on Wednesday.
Law enforcement sources said Cabana came to MoMA, located at 11 West 53rd St., at about 4:30 p.m. on March 12, 2022 with the intent of seeing a film being screened there. But upon arrival, several MoMA employees denied him entry, informing him that his membership had been revoked due to previous disorderly outbursts which he allegedly committed.
That, according to authorities, allegedly caused Cabana to go into a violent frenzy, as he hopped over the reception desk and repeatedly stabbed two employees, a 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, about their bodies.
Cabana had fled the scene by the time officers from the Midtown North Precinct arrived on the scene. Both victims were treated for their injuries at Bellevue Hospital.