The City of Lancaster has been in turmoil since the shooting death of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz on Sunday, and Your Content has learned officials nabbed at-least eight rioters and domestic Antifa terrorists.
According to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office, the Lancaster County SERT team used tear gas on multiple occasions, and used an armored vehicle to destroy a makeshift barricade/bunker that was made by rioters in the middle of West Chestnut Street.
Law enforcement told Your Content the groupies were charged with Criminal Conspiracy for Arson, Riot, Institutional Vandalism, Failure to Disperse, Obstructing Highways and Other Public Passages, Disorderly Conduct and Defiant Trespass has been added to the complaints for defendants.
Through the course of the investigation on Monday September 14, 2020 additional suspects were identified from the riot that occurred during the overnight hours of 9/13- 9/14, Crime Watch reports.
An additional four adult suspects and one juvenile suspect were charged with offenses related to the riot. All five additional suspects were taken into custody during the afternoon and evening hours of September 14, 2020.
“With the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful and legitimate protests have been hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate, violent, and extremist agenda,” United States Attorney General William P. Barr told Your Content in a previous statement.
“To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).
“The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”