Seven women, ages 17 to 20 years old, were arrested yesterday outside the 23rd street stop in the stabbing of a man on the 6 train after he told them to quiet down. The women were detained for allegedly stabbing Ralph Carnegary in his shoulder while he was on his way to work at the World Trade Center site as a vendor. Carnegary allegedly told the women to "Relax, calm down" at around 6:15 a.m. as the train made its way downtown, but as a police source put it to the Daily News, "The...females were acting stupid." According to the Post, a city bus driver who witnessed the arrests of the women shortly after the incident said they had "beers in hand" and screamed, "We didn't do anything."
The seven women (there were eight in initial reports) were charged with gang assault, felony assault, criminal possession of a weapon, rioting, menacing, and disorderly conduct. Carnegary was transported to Bellevue and was in stable condition. The Post also notes that "The suspects later shouted and cursed at reporters and photographers as they were led to a police van."