A gang of young girls riding on a downtown No. 6 train in Manhattan stabbed a 63-year-old after he had asked them to calm down with the noise.
The man was on his way to work at about 6:15 a.m. when he was attacked as the train entered the East 23rd Street station.
According to the NY Post, a law-enforcement official said, “The eight females were acting stupid. He just told them, ‘Relax. Calm down.'"
One of the girls stabbed the man in the left shoulder and he was later treated at Bellevue Hospital.
The women were arrested as they exited the 23rd Street subway station near Gramercy Park. Seven of them, ages 17 to 20, were charged with gang assault, disorderly conduct, rioting, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, and felony assault.
The suspects were identified as Shanice Brown, 20, Starmeik Driggins, 19, Kimberly Molina, 20 and Sheyla Figueroa, 18, all from Brooklyn; Michelle Rodriguez, 19, from the Bronx; and Martha Bermudez, 17, and Sha-fteva Burdos, 17, from Queens.