Hospital officials Monday upgraded the condition of the Garden City man whose wife, police said, stabbed him in the chest with a steak knife Sunday.

A spokeswoman for Winthrop-University Hospital said doctors had upgraded Peter Marrinan's condition from critical to stable.

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Marrinan, 57, was stabbed Sunday evening after he and his wife, Elizabeth Marrinan, 47, "became involved in a domestic incident . . . that became physical," police said in a release.

The argument culminated in the stabbing at the couple's Pine Street home, police said.

Garden City police responded to the scene at 6:07 p.m. Sunday and arrested Elizabeth Marrinan without incident. At her arraignment in Nassau District Court in Hempstead, Judge Helen Voutsinas ordered her held on $1 million bond on a charge of attempted murder.

Elizabeth Marrinan told investigators she acted in self-defense, said a source with knowledge of the case.

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With Ann Givens