The madman accused of flying right into a rage and stabbing two staff on the Museum of Trendy Artwork final yr stayed uncharacteristically mum throughout his arraignment in Manhattan courtroom Thursday.
Gary Cabana, 60 — who was chatty on-line and taunted cops whereas on the run — appeared subdued throughout the listening to, the place Decide Gregory Carro remanded him into custody and ordered him to not have contact with anybody from the museum.
Cabana, who was extradited to New York from Philadelphia this week, allegedly hopped a reception desk and knifed two 24-year-old museum staff after he was turned away from a screening of “Bringing Up Child” on March 12, 2022.
Assistant District Legal professional Matthew McCarthy stated throughout the listening to that Cabana has a a prolonged rap sheet and was a harmful flight danger.
“The persons are requesting that the defendant stays in remand standing at this level,” McCarthy instructed the decide — including that Cabana fled to Philly after the MoMa rampage and dedicated arson there two days later.
Accused MoMa stabber Gary Cabana was ordered held on bail.Steven Hirsch for NY Put up
“The defendant proceeded into the hallway to a resort in Philadelphia, eliminated the entire fireplace extinguishers from the hallway, proceeded to set his resort room on fireplace,” McCarthy stated. “[He] stood by the emergency door till smoke had crammed the hallway till lastly fleeing.”
Cabana remained stoic and tight-lipped in courtroom, talking solely to enter a responsible plea — in stark distinction to the verbose and weird social media rants he made as a fugitive, and his gabby nature on the time of his Philly arrest.
“NOTE to catty beeyotches of the world, phrases are sharper than knives,” he posted on Fb, together with a string of incoherent babble, at some point after the rampage.
When Philly cops arrested him later, he allegedly instructed them, “I’m the man you’re on the lookout for… I snapped.”
He then bizarrely praised the cops, saying, “[You] simply made america protected, I’m public enemy primary. F—okay the NYPD I respect you guys, you’re the finest within the nation.”
Cabana is accused of leaping a desk and stabbing two MoMA staff after he was turned away.DCPI
Cabana allegedly stabbed a feminine worker within the again and a male within the left collar bone as they ducked below the desk to get away.
Each have been rushed to Bellevue Hospital and later recovered from the accidents.
“As alleged, Gary Cabana brutally stabbed two staff of this historic cultural establishment just because he was banned from coming into,” stated Manhattan District Legal professional Alvin Bragg stated in a press launch Thursday.
“Everybody deserves to be protected of their office, and we is not going to tolerate violence towards hardworking New Yorkers.”
Earlier than the crazed assault, Cabana’s museum membership had been revoked attributable to two earlier outbursts, police stated.
He allegedly fled the Massive Apple for Philadelphia, the place he was arrested three days later sleeping at a Greyhound bus cease.
On Tuesday, Cabana was extradited to New York Metropolis and charged with two counts of tried homicide and two counts of assault. His lawyer Javier Damien stated he would make a bail request at a later date.
Cabana was additionally arraigned in Manhattan Wednesday evening on two separate complaints, together with one on 4 unrelated assault costs for allegedly punching a person within the face outdoors the Nederlander Theater on West forty first, the place he beforehand labored, on Jan. 2, 2022.
Cabana was additionally charged with torching a bistro on West fifty fifth Road close to Sixth Avenue ablaze on March 9, 2021.