Two women injured in stabbing at New York's Museum of Modern Art

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On Saturday afternoon, two employees of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York were injured with a knife by a visitor who has been identified but not yet arrested. Their days are not in danger.

Two women were stabbed on Saturday March 12 inside the MoMA, the prestigious museum of modern and contemporary art in New York, which was evacuated, several sources, including the police, said.

The two women, injured “back, collarbone and neck”, were immediately hospitalized. “We were told they would be fine,” said New York Police (NYPD) Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller.

A regular visitor

The museum, one of New York’s most visited, located in Midtown Manhattan, was evacuated after the incident, which took place around 4:15 p.m. (2115 GMT). The police installed a security cordon and the museum was to remain closed on Saturday, noted an AFP photographer on the spot.

The suspect, who had not been arrested late Saturday afternoon, was introduced by police as a regular visitor, whose MoMA membership card had just expired because he had caused two incidents.” these last days” in the museum.

On Saturday, when he was refused entry, “he got angry (…), jumped over the reception desk and attacked and stabbed two museum employees several times”, described John Miller.

With AFP

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