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MoMA stabbing suspect Gary Cabana extradited to New York on charges: cops

A crazy man accused of flying into a rage and stabbing two employees of the Museum of Modern Art last year has been extradited to the Big Apple and charged, police said Wednesday.

Gary Cabana, 60, who was originally arrested in Philadelphia and held for a psychiatric evaluation, returned to New York late Tuesday night and was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault in connection with riots on March 12, authorities said.

Cabana is accused of stabbing a 24-year-old man and woman because he was just denied a screening of Bringing Up a Child at a museum.

Both victims were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Police said Cabana had had two previous temper tantrums at the museum, leading to the termination of his membership and leading to the Saturday attack.

But the man denied any such incidents in a bizarre series of Instagram posts with The Post.

Photograph by Gary Cabana, 60.
Gary Cabana, 60, was extradited from Philadelphia to New York to face charges for the March 12 riot that injured two MoMA employees.
Gary Cabana, 60, allegedly lost his temper after being denied access to the film and stabbed two MoMA employees.
Gary Cabana, 60, allegedly lost his temper after being barred from watching a film and stabbed two MoMA employees.
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Police said Cabana had two previous explosions at the museum.
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The suspect denied two previous outbursts.

“THIS IS NOT TRUE,” he wrote. “I was completely overwhelmed by a ‘letter’ from security without any meeting or consultation to explain my mental health situation and how important GREAT FILMS are to my life.”

In an Instagram post, he stated, “When they said I couldn’t go upstairs to see STARRY, STARRY NIGHT AGAIN, I was confused.”

He was arrested in Philadelphia days after the incident and charged with setting fire to a room at a local Best Western hotel, local authorities said at the time.

One of the injured workers can be seen being taken on a stretcher to an ambulance.
The workers were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
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Moma stabbed the victim
The workers allegedly refused to search the suspect.
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He was found sleeping on a bench at Greyhound Station and taken into custody, sources said.

“I’m the guy you’re looking for,” he allegedly said. “I had a bad day.”

“I’m not a bad guy,” Cabana told Philadelphia cops, according to the sources. – I just broke down.

Philadelphia cops escort 60-year-old Gary Cabana.
Cabana was held in Philadelphia for psychiatric evaluation, where he was initially held for allegedly setting fire to a hotel room.
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As the police escorted Cabana to the waiting car, he praised the city’s police department, saying, “Guys, I really appreciate it. I Really Love,” footage recorded by the WTXF-TV show.

“The best cops in the United States are here,” he said.

Once in the car, he added, “They just made the United States safe. I am public enemy number one,” and laughed.

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