Protest erupts after police shoot knife-wielding man in Lancaster, PA

Protest erupts after police shoot knife-wielding man in Lancaster, PA


An officer shot a man who was lunging at him with a knife in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday, police said.

An officer with the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to a call of domestic disturbance at 4:15 P.M., when 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz rushed out with a large knife, according to body cam footage released by the police department.

In a statement, the police department said the 911 caller told a Lancaster County dispatcher that her brother — Munoz — was becoming aggressive with his mother and was attempting to break into her house.

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The bodycam footage shows a woman escaping the house as Munoz can be heard shouting from inside.

Munoz then emerges while brandishing the knife, and the officer is heard and seen firing his weapon. The 27-year-old falls to the ground.

After the shooting, crowds gathered to protest in front of a police station. Some in the crowd damaged a police vehicle and others threw bricks.

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