A man suspected of stabbing two employees of the New York City Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) on Saturday has been arrested in Philadelphia, police have confirmed.
Gary Cabana, 60, was arrested at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia after setting fire to his hotel room and Philadelphia police found him asleep on a park bench, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Cabana said to a local point of sale while he was arrested, the Philadelphia police were “the best cops in the United States”.
The suspect was seen on video in New York jumping over reception and stabbing two MOMA employees after being denied entry to the museum.
His membership was revoked due to past incidents of disorderly conduct in the museum.
The two 24-year-old museum workers, a man and a woman, were stabbed multiple times and are currently in stable condition, the Inquirer reports.
On Saturday, the New York Police Department released an image of Cabana, asking people to look for him and tip their department if he is spotted.
NYC: Do you know him? Earlier today, inside the @ModernArtMuseum he stabbed a 24-year-old employee and a 24-year-old employee, then fled. Both victims are in stable condition at an area hospital. If you have any information, contact @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/hkEezq6rQk
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) March 13, 2022
According to Fox 29, Philadelphia police say they know Cabana may be suffering from mental health issues and it’s unclear why he traveled from New York to Philadelphia.
Steve Keeley, a Fox 29 reporter, shared a video of Cabana’s arrest where he said, while in custody in the back of a police cruiser, “[The Philadelphia police] just made America safer. I am public enemy number one.”
LISTEN@ModernArtMuseumstabbing suspect Gary Cabana, 60, arrested in Philadelphia at 1:30 a.m., tells US@PhillyPoliceare “America’s Best Cops.” They just secured America, I’m public enemy number one. Inasmuch as@FOX29phillyInasmuch as pic.twitter.com/nFSPLgBZzk
—Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 15, 2022