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Two women were stabbed at a museum of modern art in New York

Two women were stabbed at a museum of modern art in New York

(New York) Two women were stabbed Saturday inside the MoMA, a prestigious museum of modern and contemporary art in New York, which was evacuated, according to several sources, including police.

Updated at 7.30am yesterday.

The two women, who sustained “back, neck and neck” injuries, were immediately hospitalized, “we were told they would be fine,” the New York City Police (NYPD) Assistant Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism said at the scene. ), John Miller.

New York’s most visited museum, located in Midtown Manhattan, was evacuated after the incident at 4:15 pm (2115 GMT). Police have set up a security ring and the museum will be closed Saturday, an AFP photographer at the scene said.

The suspect, who was not arrested on Saturday afternoon, was introduced by police as a regular visitor whose MoMA membership card had expired after two incidents at the museum.

On Saturday, he was outraged when he was denied permission […] He jumped on the reception desk, attacked two museum staff and stabbed several times, “said John Miller.

Many videos and photos posted on social networks or in the media showed visitors leaving the museum from the moment they left.

MoMA features masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo.

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