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New York’s Museum of Modern Art evacuated after stabbings

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The Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan was evacuated Saturday afternoon after two female employees were stabbed inside the location, a New York City Police Department spokeswoman confirmed.

The victims were in stable condition and transported to Bellevue Hospital, the spokeswoman said.

The alleged suspect had his museum membership card revoked earlier this week due to two separate incidents in recent days, John Miller, deputy commissioner of public information, said in a press conference.

The man allegedly entered the museum with his card, jumped over reception and stabbed the two women multiple times.

He was recorded on video leaving the area, Miller said. The individual is known to police and they are working to locate him.

People took to social media to share videos and pictures of police cars surrounding the entrance of the art museum, with some describing being evacuated from the scene.

“Went to meet friends at @MuseumModernArt. Greeted with a stampede of people fleeing,” Alyssa Katz, deputy editor of The City, shared on Twitter.

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