Man Burned Protecting Fiancee in NYC Subway Attack


A man is accused of throwing flaming liquid onto another man on the subway in New York City, as residents endure rising assaults on trains.

“I protect my fiancée with my body,” he explained.

Alijaj explained that he was with his fiancée and cousin as they rode the No. 1 train during an excursion to the Statue of Liberty. However, as the train pulled into the Varick Street station, a 49-year-old man entered the train while holding a cup.

The cup, which the suspect identified as Nile Taylor was holding, contained liquid. Alijaj said the suspect made a fire and tossed it at the trio.

However, “Taylor was arrested shortly after the attack after police tracked a cell phone that he had picked up off the platform while fleeing, police and sources said,” the Post article stated, adding it was the second time in the past four months flaming liquid has been thrown at subway riders.

Felony assaults in the city’s subways rose 53 percent last year compared to such assaults in 2019, according to a report from March.

Meanwhile, police arrested a man in March who allegedly shoved his girlfriend onto the tracks of a New York City subway, which resulted in the loss of both the victim’s feet, according to news reports.

Amy Furr
Amy Furr
Pre-Viral Reporter. Amy covers human interest, politics, crime, health, faith, history, wildlife, and service journalism. Previously, she was a tutor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX and a freelance writer for Townhall Media.

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