A Manhattan man blinded in a subway attack is suing City, MTA
A Manhattan man who was blind in one eye after an attack on the subway says the city has failed to keep the transit system safe.
Chris Anguisaca, 21, was returning home from a shift at an Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey on February 14, 2022 when a mad man on the A train suddenly accosted him.
The man approached Anguisaca and a friend and began insulting him, calling him “Mexican” before lunging at him and stabbing him in the left eye.
“First he tried to put it down my throat. He tried to kill me,” he said.
The attacker fled the attack at 6 a.m. as the train pulled into Dyckman Street station.
Now Anguiscaca is suing the city, the Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority in the Manhattan Supreme Court for not keeping the subways safe, not maintaining adequate surveillance cameras and not having trained officers on the system.
At the time of the attack, Anguisaca had claimed cops told him the cameras at the subway stations north of 190th Street weren’t working, which the MTA has denied.
Anguisaca also alleges that the MTA and transit authority failed to “deter mentally ill and/or homeless individuals … from being a threat to passengers.”
His latest lawsuit accuses subway authorities of failing to keep trains safe.
Anguisaca is seeking unspecified damages. The MTA declined to comment on the litigation.
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