Two women were taken to hospital and are in stable condition.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was evacuated on Saturday afternoon, after two stabbing incidents were recorded. City police said the area around the museum was closed due to an “investigation”.
Due to a police investigation, he avoided the 53rd Street area between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Expect emergency vehicles in the surrounding area. pic.twitter.com/ctrGbeOyVf
– New York Police News (NYPDnews) 12 March 2022
According to the New York Times, citing a police source, two women were stabbed, both of whom were stable at Bellevue Hospital, where they were transferred after the incident, which occurred at about 4:15 pm local time (9:15 pm in Continental). Portugal).
Also, according to the same publication, the police are searching for a man who may be linked to the attack.
Julia Garcia Valles, a 24-year-old Spanish, described moments of panic for that newspaper. The young tourist was waiting in line to enter the museum when she started hearing screaming and many people running.
“We were very afraid,” he says.
MoMA is located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, in the heart of Manhattan, in the heart of New York.
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