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    Bystander shoots knife-wielding menace who was harassing NYC food vendor: sources

    By Larry Celona, Patrick Reilly,


    A knife-wielding menace who was harassing a Midtown hotdog vendor Tuesday night was shot by a witness who intervened in the confrontation, according to police and sources

    The 39-year-old man was threatening the street vendor on 33rd Street and Broadway around 8 p.m. when he pulled out a knife, started scraping it on the ground and pointed it at four men standing on the corner.

    One of the men then pulled out a gun and shot the instigator in the leg, according to police sources.

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    One person is in custody, however, it was not immediately clear if he is the shooter or not, the sources said.
    A 39-year-old man was shot in the leg in Midtown on Tuesday night after harassing a food vendor.

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    Sources told The Post the shooting victim pulled out a knife and threatened a group of four men standing on the corner. KEVIN C DOWNS

    One of the four men pulled out a gun and shot the instigator. KEVIN C DOWNS

    The unidentified shooting victim had an outstanding warrant, according to cops.

    He was taken by EMS to Bellevue Hospital, police said.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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