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New York’s Museum of Modern Art closed Sunday after a visitor stabbed two workers

The Museum of Modern Art and its shops remain closed on Sunday, a day after an angry visitor jumped over a desk and stabbed two workers at the Midtown institution.

MoMA officials did not comment on Saturday’s attack, but the decision to remain closed on Sunday was made public on its website and Social Media Accounts.

Customers with tickets have been encouraged to email for details on refunds or rebooking.

The confused 60-year-old man suspected of the stabbing was still at large early Sunday.

Authorities said he had his membership revoked over two previous incidents of disorderly conduct in recent days.

The 60-year-old man who stabbed the two workers had his membership suspended for disorderly conduct.
The 60-year-old man who stabbed the two workers had his membership suspended for disorderly conduct.
NYPD

When he briefly showed up for a film at MoMA on Saturday afternoon, he was denied entry and then angrily stabbed the two workers at 4 p.m., prompting other visitors to rush to the exits in panic. The film, Bringing Up Baby, was due to be shown at 4:30 p.m., but police did not confirm why the stabber came.

A 24-year-old woman was stabbed twice in the back and once in the neck, while a 24-year-old man was stabbed once in the collarbone, police said. Both victims were taken to the hospital, but their injuries were ruled non-life-threatening.

Police and paramedics are at the scene of a double stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art on March 12, 2022 in Manhattan, New York.
Police and paramedics are at the scene of a double stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art on March 12, 2022 in Manhattan, New York.
William Mueller
One of the knife victims is treated by paramedics while police are at the scene of a double stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art on March 12, 2022 in New York City.
One of the knife victims is treated by paramedics while police are at the scene of a double stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art on March 12, 2022 in New York City.
William Mueller

The museum had been temporarily closed on Saturday as police initially believed the attacker was still inside, but authorities later said he was caught by surveillance footage exiting the building.

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