Two women stabbed at MoMA

Police are searching through the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown for a man who stabbed two women who work there.

The attack shortly before 4:30 pm resulted in a chaotic scene that had patrons running for the exits.

“I’m going to get hazard pay!” joked a blood-covered woman, as she was led into an ambulance.

Police and EMT's at the scene of a double stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art at 11 W 53r St in Manhattan
A woman is seen on a stretcher after the stabbing at MoMa on March 12, 2022.
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Police and EMT's at the scene of a double stabbing at the Museum of Modern Art at 11 W 53r St in Manhattan
A victim is loaded into an ambulance after the stabbings.
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First responders outside the Museum of Modern Art.
First responders outside the Museum of Modern Art.
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Stabbing at Moma
NYPD officers at the scene of the stabbing.
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The suspect, who is known to police, was believed to be hiding in the museum, senior law enforcement sources said.

The building was evacuated and police are searching for the man, who is believed to be a disgruntled former employee who had been barred from the building.

Both women were taken to Bellevue Hospital, and their injuries were not life-threatening, sources said.

Dozens of people who had been in the museum when the stabbing took place posted on social media that they were ushered out of the building by security, with no explanation. Some of the posts said police arrived at the scene and ran straight to the coatroom.

The suspect, a white man, was wearing a dark jacket, blue face mask and sunglasses, police said.

The museum could not be immediately reached for comment.

Additional reporting by Bill Miller

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