Chilling video shows when two Museum of Modern Art employees were attacked

The New York Police Department has released heartbreaking footage showing the moment a man jumped over a reception desk at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and stabbed two workers on Saturday afternoon.

The 33-second surveillance clip shows the alleged suspect, Gary Cabana, 60, angrily cornering the two employees, identified only as a 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, after they were refused entry to the museum and informed that his membership had been revoked the day before due to his past behavior.

In the footage, Cabana allegedly stabbed the woman before she fled, leaving him in a standoff with the male receptionist. As Cabana rushes to this employee, a security guard throws him a file, but he backs off when he sees the knife.

The employee was stabbed in the neck and back, while the employee was stabbed in the collarbone. Both should survive.

Police identified Cabana as the suspect on Saturday evening, although they have yet to locate him.

On Saturday, a music supervisor who had visited the museum, Weston Pagano, told The Daily Beast he saw two people walk out of the famous arts institution on stretchers.

“[They] were aware, which was a relief to see,” Pagano told The Daily Beast. “One had visible blood on its left side and screamed something as it was charged, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.”

Christopher S. Washington