A Queens man is suing the sandwich empire for $1 million after finding a large serrated knife he says was baked into the bread of his 12-inch cold-cut sub.
John Agnesini, 27, of Astoria, told The Post he was horrified when he spotted the 7-inch blade inside his lunch.
“After taking a few bites I could tell something didn’t taste right,” Agnesini said.
“Then I felt something hard on the bottom of the bread. I turned it over and could see the knife baked inside.”
He said the sharp edge of the stainless steel knife was facing upward and extended into the half of the sandwich he had begun to eat.
A Subway spokesman would not discuss the June 27 incident.
“At Subway restaurants, we take food safety and customer comments very seriously. We are aware of the complaint made and are investigating the facts. As a pending legal matter, we cannot discuss this matter further,” spokesman Kevin Kane said.
Agnesini, who works as a designer at Homo Xtra magazine in Midtown, bought the sub from a shop on West 35th Street, where he often went for lunch.
He was not badly injured, but became violently ill with “severe stomach issues” for three hours, he recalled.
A doctor told him he had the symptoms of food poisoning, which Agnesini attributed to whatever contaminants may have seeped into his food, possibly from the melted plastic handle of the knife.
He also said the knife was “filthy.”
Agnesini’s attorney, Yetta Kurland of Kurland, Bonica & Associates, plans to file the suit in state Supreme Court in Manhattan today. The suit charges the eatery breached its responsibilities under local health codes and public-health law, said Kurland.
“It is outrageous that someone would have to worry about swallowing a metal knife and it is unthinkable that Subway, which makes fortunes off its campaign of ‘Eat fresh,’ would allow something like this to happen,” Kurland said