The suspect in final weekend’s stabbing on the Museum of Modern Art was apprehended in Philadelphia early Tuesday, in response to the NYPD.
Gary Cabana, 60, had been on the lam for the reason that incident Saturday night time. He was apprehended by Philadelphia police at 1:35 a.m. on the Greyhound bus station, and is awaiting extradition to New York for arrest and expenses, in response to cops and police sources.
Hours earlier, round 6 p.m. Monday, Philadelphia cops contacted the NYPD a few potential sighting of Gary Cabana, 60, after a hearth earlier in the day at a Best Western lodge in town was believed to have been set by a person who had checked in beneath the title of Joseph Cabana, regulation enforcement sources stated.
Gary Cabana lists his center title as “Joe” on his social media profile.
New York cops had instructed Philly police Cabana could be trying to get the bus to go to a relative, police sources stated.
Security on the Greyhound station on Filbert Street – about half a mile from the lodge – was alerted and noticed Cabana round 1 a.m.
Cops confirmed up quarter-hour later and Cabana was discovered sleeping on a bench and brought into custody, in response to the sources.
“I’m the guy you’re looking for,” he allegedly stated. “I had a bad day.”
“I’m not a bad guy,” Cabana additionally instructed Philly cops, in response to the sources. “I just snapped.”
As officers escorted Cabana right into a ready automotive, he praised town’s police division, saying, “I appreciate you guys, really. I really do,” footage recorded by WTXF-TV exhibits.
“Best cops in the United States over here,” he stated.
Once contained in the automotive, he added, “They just made the United States safe. I’m public enemy number one,” and laughed.
He additionally urged folks to learn his Instagram.
“When they said I couldn’t go upstairs to see STARRY STARYY NIGHT EVER AGAIN I lost it,” he stated on Instagram.
In a briefing Tuesday, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig stated authorities in the Big Apple “are awaiting extradition and the arrest warrants to take him back to New York.”
The chief stated the Secret Service was additionally concerned in the hunt for Cabana for allegedly threatening former President Donald Trump.
Essig stated Cabana had been barred from MoMA “due to his destructive behavior” in the previous — however has no prior legal historical past.
Philadelphia police at the moment are weighing arson expenses in opposition to him for the blaze on the Best Western lodge, regulation enforcement sources stated.
After shedding his job in January, Cabana was additionally charged with a legal harassment criticism after sending threatening emails to a girl on the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees workplace.
Additional reporting by Tina Moore