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The Museum of Modern Art in New York City was evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a regular visitor stabbed two employees when they denied him entrance.
Police officials said two museum workers were stabbed inside the museum at around 4 p.m. when a former museum member who had his membership revoked on Friday for two cases of disorderly conduct attacked them.
The man had jumped on top of the reception desk, pulled out a knife, and stabbed the female workers in the back, collar bone and neck multiple times, police said. The injuries were not life-threatening, according to NYPD officials, as the victims were transported to a nearby hospital.
The suspect, who fled the scene after the attack, is wearing a dark jacket, blue facemask and sunglasses, sources told DailyMail
One of the victims had said, 'I'm going to get hazard pay,' as she was taken into an ambulance, the New York Postreported. Police have yet to identify the victims.
Cops lined up and down 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan after they responded to reports of the stabbings, and people were advised to avoid the area, which is under investigation.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City was evacuated on Saturday afternoon amid reports of a stabbing
Police are stationed at the entrance of the art gallery in Manhattan as the report two victims were attacked at around 4 p.m.
Museum visitors were instructed to quickly evacuate the scene. One group was stuck in the basement, with some people screaming and crying, before being called out by police to run out of the building (right)
Witnesses at the scene report that two women were being carried out on stretchers and taken to a nearby hospital
A FDNY ambulance was seen outside Moma as police said the victims' injuries were non-life threatening
One museum goer said the Moma was packed with visitors taking shelter from the snowstorm outside