Who is Gary Cabana? MoMA attack suspect on the run rants on social media about being bipolar
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NEW YORK: The homeless man who is on the run after stabbing two female employees at the Museum of Modern Art on March 12 took to social media to rant about apparently suffering from bipolar disorder. The hunt for Gary Cabana, 60, is still underway.
"What is worse? Hackers or Journos. Right now, I LOVE MY HACKERS for taking my mind off this frame job by MoMA. THERE WERE NO DISRUPTIONS. Security NEVER escorted me from MoMA on the 2 "supposed" days I "acted up: 2/24 + 3/9. Total blind side when I got "the letter" from Daniel P," Cabana ranted on Facebook. "NOTE to catty beeyotches of the world, words are sharper than knives. Bipolar is a tough road to hoe. Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. THEN U get framed ind evicted from MoMA (not just the movies, ALL THE ART too) by a bitter old woman who shushes U when U LAUGH during a comedy."
"She's the menace, NOT ME. Total Frame job by "the Team Barbara" gang. It wasn't SCREAM 6 at MoMA it was poke poke poke wake-up call. y the frame job MoMA, get yer facts straight. t," the suspect wrote, adding, "There is security at EVERY screening. No one has ever said, come with us U r a disruption NO ONE #nO1. Just this one lying conniving woman. Interview HER journos and Y did I never get a mtg with security just a blindside letter".
Two female employees of the Museum of Modern Art were stabbed by Cabana, who got furious after being denied entry because his membership had been revoked. Patrons were seen running for the exits after the suspect jumped over a desk and stabbed the two women on March 12 shortly after 4 pm. Both the women were rushed to Bellevue Hospital and their injuries were reportedly not life-threatening.
#NYPD releases surveillance footage of attack at the #MoMA. Police are hunting for Gary Cabana, 60, who stabbed two Museum employees after being denied entry to see a film because his membership had been revoked a day earlier. He hopped the reception desk to attack them: pic.twitter.com/t0G5hVsdYf— Marta Dhanis (@MartaDhanis) March 13, 2022
“I’m going to get hazard pay!” one of the women, covered in blood, joked while being taken to an ambulance. The suspect, 60, is known to police. While police initially believed he was hiding in the building, which was soon evacuated, a thorough search could not find him. Later, he was spotted on video recordings leaving the building, said John Miller, NYPD deputy commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism.
Miller explained that the suspect wanted to enter the building but the membership card he produced revealed that his membership had been revoked. His membership was allegedly revoked because of two separate incidents involving disorderly conduct at the museum recently. He was subsequently denied entry.
“A letter revoking his membership went out yesterday, and he showed up today with the intention of attending the film that was being played," Miller said. Employees reportedly recognized the man as he visited the museum regularly. “He became upset about not being allowed entrance and then jumped over the reception desk and proceeded to attack and stab two employees of the museum multiple times," Miller said, adding that the women were stabbed in the back, collarbone and back of the neck.
Miller said that cops were already investigating the man in connection with two prior incidents in Midtown. He did not reveal the details of the previous cases. "That’s how he’s known to the department,” he said. “Beyond that, he does not have an extensive record or any arrest record that we are aware.”