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MoMa stabs suspect Gary Cabana, 60, arrested in Philadelphia after ‘arsoning hotel room & knife rampage in NYC’

The suspect accused of stabbing two employees at the MoMa museum in Manhattan and setting fire to a hotel room has been arrested.

Gary Cabana, 60, was arrested at a Greyhound bus stop in Philadelphia early Tuesday morning.

MoMa suspect Gary Cabana has been arrested

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MoMa suspect Gary Cabana has been arrestedCredit: NYPD
Cabana was wanted to stab two people inside the museum on Saturday

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Cabana was wanted to stab two people inside the museum on SaturdayCredit: NYPD

His arrest came hours after police were hunting for a suspected arsonist who appeared to be a 60-year-old man.

Officers suspect that a fire was lit at the Best Western hotel by a man named Joseph Cabana, who checked in at some point on Saturday.

The suspect fled the scene and the hotel was closed, New York Post report.

Police have released footage of a stabbing incident in Manhattan in an attempt to apprehend a wanted man.

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The suspect jumped the front desk and continued attack and stab staff in the back, collarbone, and neck.

He was seen fleeing the museum after the attack.

Two employees, a man and a woman, both 24 years old, were taken to Bellevue hospital, where they remain in stable condition.

Cabana is a regular at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), but was sent a letter Friday canceling his membership, police said.

“His membership expired due to two incidents involving disorderly conduct at the museum,” said John Miller, Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence & Counterterrorism for the NYPD.

“A letter revoking his membership was sent yesterday, and he showed up today with the intention of attending the movie being shown.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams was briefed on the situation and a statement was issued by his press secretary, Fabien Levy, via Twitter.

“This appears to be an isolated, criminal case. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries at this time.

“The mayor will continue to monitor the situation and progress of the two victims.”

Many witnesses took to Twitter to share their experiences as chaos broke out in the incident.

Visitors Dee Daily and his daughter were in the gift shop, when staff led them to a secure room in the basement.

“It’s stressful. I’m trying to keep my daughter calm,” he said.

Another tourist, named Missy, said: “I felt like the ribbon there was written ‘police.’ Then a woman lay as if she was sitting on the floor alive, but then I thought I saw a patch of blood on the wall.”

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Alyssa Katz tweeted that a “stomper” was seen “running away” from the museum.

“I just spoke to witnesses visiting from Cannes, France. They saw someone stabbed in the arm on the first floor,” Katz wrote.

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