March 18, 2023 | 12:00 pm
Chris Anguisaca is suing the MTA after a stranger attacked him on a subway train and stabbed him in the eye.
A Manhattan man who was blinded in one eye after being attacked 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 he was suddenly accosted by a crazed man on the A train.
The man approached Anguisaca and a friend and began to insult him, calling him a “Mexican,” before lunging at him and stabbing him in the left eye.
“At first he tried to put it down my throat. He tried to kill me,” she said.
The assailant fled the 6 am attack once the train stopped at the Dyckman Street station.
Now Anguiscaca is suing the city, the Transit Authority and the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Manhattan Supreme Court for failing to keep subways safe, failing to maintain adequate security cameras and failing to have trained officers on the system.
At the time of the attack, Anguisaca had claimed that police officers told him that the cameras at the subway station do not work north of 190th Street, which the MTA has denied.
Anguisaca also alleges that the MTA and the Transit Authority have failed to control “people with mental illness and/or homelessness…so that they are not a threat to passengers.”
His is the latest lawsuit to accuse subway authorities of failing to keep trains safe.
Anguisaca is seeking unspecified damages. The MTA declined to comment on the litigation.