NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A 63-year-old man was recovering after police said he was stabbed by a group of girls he told to be quiet while riding a southbound 6 train on Sunday morning.

Authorities said the group of eight girls, ranging in age from 15 to 20, were acting rowdy and may have been drunk when the victim had attempted to quiet them about 6:15 a.m.  The train was approaching the 23rd Street station when the incident occurred.

“The eight females were acting stupid. He just told them relax, calm down,” police told 1010 WINS reporter Eileen Lehpamer.

1010 WINS reporter Eileen Lehpamer reports…

That’s when the women stabbed the man in the left shoulder, police said. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where he remained Sunday night in stable condition.

The women were taken into custody, and a knife was recovered at the scene.

The suspects were charged with gang assault among a slew of other charges.

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