In the video (posted below), the rat runs across the aisle and climbs up onto seats, before eventually crawling up the leg of a sleeping man and onto his face.
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"I was sitting there listening to my iPod and I heard a woman scream," Jeffrey Ford, who recorded the video, told 1010 WINS. "When I looked up I didn't know what happened but I saw a rat on the floor.
"I just reached straight for the camera. I've never seen anything like that before in my life, and I knew I had to document it," he said.
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Even though it was Tuesday at 2 a.m., Ford said the train was packed with people before the rat made its way into the subway car. The "rat attack" happened between Franklin and Utica Avenues.
"Once people saw the rat a lot of people got off at the next stop, a couple of people went to the next car," Ford said. "The ones who stayed were the brave souls."
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Our advice: Stay awake on the train!
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