Halal Hack Fest

A turf war turned bloody in midtown Manhattan Wednesday when a Halal food vendor set up his cart in a spot typically occupied by a fruit stand, police sources said.

The fruit stand operator objected and the Halal man, Khandaker Joy, reached for a cooking knife and slashed him in the abdomen.

The incident unfolded shortly after 10 a.m. at the corner of East 44th St. and Fifth Avenue.