Lancaster man killed by cop was previously busted in quadruple stabbing

Lancaster man killed by cop was previously busted in quadruple stabbing


The blade-wielding Pennsylvania man shot dead by police — triggering destructive protests demanding justice — was previously busted in 2019 for knifing four people in the city, according to his lawyer and officials.

Before Ricardo Munoz, 27, made the fatal decision to rush a cop while waving a knife on Sunday, he was charged with stabbing or slashing two men, a woman and a 16-year-old boy in and near a Lancaster home in March of last year.

“He is the individual who was shot yesterday,” confirmed public defender Elizabeth Low, who represented Munoz in the aggravated assault case.

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In that incident, cops responding to a 911 call for a stabbing found Munoz standing on the street, holding a knife to his own throat, according to a law-enforcement press release.

When officers ordered Munoz to drop the blade, he instead tried to vault a handrail outside a nearby home, officials said.

A cop then zapped Munoz with a Taser, and

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