Man Arrested in Hazleton Stabbing

Downtown Hazleton, PA

Downtown Hazleton, PA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A 23-year-old Hazleton man is accused of stabbing another man outside a city bar early Monday morning.

Arrest papers state Jonathan A. Vasquez-Liriano tried entering the King’s Lounge, 511 W. Broad St., with a knife that night but a security worker removed it from him as he entered the business.

When the bar was closing for the night, Vasquez-Liriano asked for the weapon back and a security worker gave it to him.  Almost immediately after, court papers state, the security worker saw police arrest Vasquez-Liriano outside the business.

Read more:  http://standardspeaker.com/news/man-arrested-in-city-stabbing-1.1527565

Lancaster Police Shoot, Kill Homeless Man On North Queen Street

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lancaster city police said an officer shot and killed a homeless man who lunged at an officer Monday morning with a knife after they questioned him about urinating and exposing himself in public.

Police said they attempted to stun the man, who has not been identified, with a Taser but the charge had no effect on him.  After the man refused to drop his knife, an officer fired three shots at him and struck him once.

The man died a couple of hours later at Lancaster General Hospital.

District Attorney Craig Stedman, who reviewed video footage of the incident, said the shooting appeared to be “entirely justified” but that he had not reached a final conclusion.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/859735_Lancaster-police-shoot–kill-homeless-man-on-North-Queen-Street.html#ixzz2Vpd3pBUx