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Protests emerge in Lancaster after fatal shooting of man armed with knife: DA
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Protesters took to the streets in Lancaster, Pa., on Sunday just hours after police fatally shot man who authorities said was captured on bodycam video "brandishing a knife over his head" in a threatening manner.
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Lancaster District Attorney's Office said that the investigation is in its early stages. But videos emerged online that showed protesters outside the Lancaster Police headquarters and calling for accountability.
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The office released a statement on Sunday night that said the 27-year-old who was shot dead, Ricardo Munoz, was armed with a knife and pronounced dead at the scene Sunday evening.
The office said that the video showed Munoz emerge from a house and brandish the knife in a threatening manner.
“The officer then fired,” the statement read. “No one else was struck.”
“A police-involved shooting has a significant impact on a community, as we are seeing with the large number of individuals gathering in the streets,” District Attorney Heather Adams said, according to CBS Philadelphia. “However, I am asking that all reactions be tempered as the investigation is ongoing.”