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Police: Man threatened to kill Lancaster woman - abc27 WHTM

Police: Man threatened to kill Lancaster woman

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Eric R. Rivera (submitted) Eric R. Rivera (submitted)
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Lancaster police said they charged a 21-year-old Philadelphia man who threatened to kill a 23-year-old city woman with whom he had a brief relationship.

Eric R. Rivera pointed a knife against the victim's back and forced her to drive him to Long's Park on Saturday evening after she told him to leave her apartment in the 200 block of West James Street, police said.

While at Long's Park, Rivera put a knife against the victim's left cheek and again made threats against her life, police said.

He then forced her to drive them back to her apartment, where he put the knife against her torso and neck and threatened to cut her and kill her, police said.

The victim reported that she waited for Rivera to fall asleep before she fled the apartment and went to a relative's house to call police.

Rivera was arrested at the victim's apartment and was charged with three counts of simple assault, one count of unlawful restraint, and two counts of terroristic threats, police said.

He was sent to Lancaster County Prison on $250,000.00 bail.

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