Meta Attack on Met Museum
IC Newspaper Article: Meta Attack on Met Museum
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IC Author: Staff Reporter
Source: Daily Bugle
Reach: National
IC Date: December 12, 2019
Location: New York City, NY
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Art Miraculously Survives

December 12, 2019. An almost deadly hostage situation was narrowly averted on Sunday.

13 unregistered metahumans allegedly attacked a full house at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where an afternoon special presentation was being held.

Members of the group are reported to all be unregistered metahumans, who have a wide assortment of prior charges and convictions outside of New York, none of which are associated with their individual manifestations.

The attack was answered by familiar members of the registered heroes in New York, Iron Man and Captain Marvel, as well as SHIELD. There were also reports of assistance from Power Girl of Metropolis.

While all of the suspected terrorist group were taken into custody by DPS for registration and holding at the metahuman facility known as the Raft, the damage at the Met was extensive and numerous city politicians have already begun to speak out publicly about allowing an unregistered metahuman interfere in an active crime scene and hostage situation.

City Councilman Charles Anton offered in a public statement, "Power Girl doesn't answer to anyone and undermined the authority of the NYPD, the Department of Public Safety, and our own heroes who have dutifully registered so that they can be held accountable for their actions. It's a blatant act of disrespect to the State of New York who has very clear laws and guidelines."

Additionally, Senator Robert Kelly, who is campaigning for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, had this to say at an afternoon press conference on Monday, "There were numerous unregistered metahumans reported to be at the catastrophic incident on Sunday, all of whom came from outside of the State of New York. Unregistered metahumans attacking, who could have been identified earlier as elevated risks had they been subject to mandatory testing at the time of their arrests. Unregistered metahumans supposedly defending, who caused damage but will never answer for the damage that they caused to a treasured New York institution. This is why the metahuman problem cannot be left to individual states. This is a national problem that requires a national solution."

The damage incurred at the Met is still being estimated, but it miraculously seems to have all been contained to the building itself. All art works are said to be undamaged. In an official statement on its website, the museum offered this pearl of hope, "Buildings can be repaired and restored. The priceless things - human lives, invaluable art and treasures - were all preserved. We at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are overjoyed to have our own little holiday miracle. When you see the dust from our repairs, we ask our patrons to please just blur your eyes and imagine yourself getting an advance ticket to our March exhibition of Guy C. Wiggins's snowy works."

Anyone wishing to make year-end contributions to the museum's emergency repair fund is encouraged to visit

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Posted by Emma Frost on 13 Dec 2019 22:01.

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