Lancaster Brings Hammer Down on Rioters with $1 Million Bail

Lancaster Brings Hammer Down on Rioters with $1 Million Bail


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Thirteen people have been accused of committing crimes during unrest in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night, with bail for seven of them set at $1 million.

The eight for whom charging documents have been made public are accused of being instigators during demonstrations over the fatal police shooting of an armed man.

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Authorities said the protests degenerated into rioting that damaged Lancaster’s police headquarters and produced an arson fire that blocked a downtown intersection.

Police in Lancaster, a city of nearly 60,000 in the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country, said Tuesday that they arrested five others on similar charges.

The 13 defendants range from 16 to 43 years old and live in Lancaster and surrounding communities.

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