The family of a Russian man who suffered a seizure on a plane arriving into JFK alleges he wound up dead after cops at the airport responded to the “disoriented” traveler by punching, pepper-spraying and then sitting on him, according to a new lawsuit.
Grigory Tikhoplav filed the Manhattan Supreme Court suit against the Port Authority on Friday over the death of his son, Evgeniy Lagoda, on April 12, 2019.
Lagoda — an engineer who didn’t speak any English — was coming into JFK on a JetBlue flight from Moscow for work when he had a seizure on the plane, according to the suit.
But when Lagoda came to, he was “bleeding from the mouth” and “noticeably disoriented, sweating profusely, and his eyes were blank,” the court papers claim.
When the plane landed, the PA polic