The victim of Sunday's early-morning stabbing on the 6 train is a Vietnam veteran, and says he made a "snide remark" to a friend about the noisy group of girls before being attacked. "I just kept backing away from [the one with the knife], and she kept slashing at me, and then I grabbed the knife out of her hand," 63-year-old Ralph Carnegary told the Post. But an attorney for the woman accused of wielding the knife, Starmeik Driggins, said that Carnegary pulled the blade after kicking Driggins' girlfriend in the stomach. "She went to help her girlfriend—that's what you do when you're in a relationship," Ikiesha al-Shabazz says, presumably referring to the relationship advice found in the best-selling book, Love Your Wife, Love Your Knife.

Prosecutor Jessica Troy noted at Driggins' arraignment that the teenager "is known to carry knives." Driggins and six others were charged with gang assault, felony assault, criminal possession of a weapon, rioting, menacing, and disorderly conduct. It's unclear whether the charges remain against any of the other women except Driggins. Witnesses told reporters that the women were carrying beers and seemed intoxicated when they exited the 23rd Street station.

Carnegary, who lives in a Queens veteran shelter, was released “I’m born and raised in New York City, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” “They were so young, I would have never thought it would escalate like this." So what exactly did he say to provoke their wrath? “These girls must be retarded because they can’t even hear themselves think." Ah.