Attacks

Rural postal worker shot in Attala County

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Attala County’s sheriff said a man shot a rural postal worker in the head Thursday.
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Police seek man who shot at mailman in Dayton

DAYTON — Police are looking for a man who fired a gun at a mailman Friday evening in Dayton.
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Suspect Detained After Allegedly Shooting A Houston Mail Carrier

24-year-old Matthew Williams indicted with aggravated assault against a public servant, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon, felon in ownership of a firearm, burglary of a motor vehicle, breach of a protective order, and attack of a family member. Police announce more charges are probable.
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USPS worker remains in critical condition after being shot

HOUSTON – A U.S. Postal Service worker remains in critical condition after being shot while delivering mail last week.
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U.S. Postal Worker Shot in Back While Delivering Mail in Texas, $50,000 Reward Offered For Info on Suspect

The U.S. Postal Service is offering up to $50,000 reward to anyone with information related to the shooting of a mail carrier that took place on Saturday.
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Three grinches assault and rob Queens postal worker two days before Christmas

A trio of thieves assaulted and robbed a mailman of his cellphone during a daring pre-Christmas raid in Queens, police said Thursday.
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Letter carrier hit with projectile

Greece police say it was an isolated incident and they have yet to make an arrest.
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Man arrested after allegedly attacking postal worker in NW Miami-Dade

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a man accused of attacking a postal worker on Christmas Eve in Northwest Miami-Dade.
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Mobile postal worker attacked with pipe

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A postal worker in Downtown Mobile was attacked by a man with a pipe, according to Mobile Police.
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Sampson County Man Sentenced for Assaulting a Postal Worker

According to the investigation, on June 6, 2018, a United States Postal Service employee, was working alone in the Turkey, North Carolina, Post Office when a male wearing a mask, STUART, jumped over the counter, and demanded money.
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Man facing up to 40 year for allegedly brandishing knife at Billings mail carrier

BILLINGS — The man who threatened a mail carrier and was arrested at gunpoint by police in downtown Billings Monday night faces up to 40 years in prison.
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Frightened mail carrier being followed by men in van is welcomed into woman’s home for safety

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A visibly distressed postal worker was helped by a neighbor Saturday after she was reportedly followed by several men in a red van while out making deliveries.
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Postal worker shot with BB gun while delivering mail in Howell Township

A U.S. Postal Service worker was shot in the hand with an BB gun Wednesday afternoon, police said.
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Brothers who shot Charlotte mail carrier sentenced to prison

Two brothers convicted of trying to kill a Charlotte postal carrier as he delivered mail were sentenced to years in prison on Wednesday.
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Man accused of threatening Albuquerque mail carrier with knife

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is facing federal charges for allegedly threatening a mail carrier on his route.
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Letter carrier attacked by three pit bulls during route

A U.S. Mail letter carrier is recovering after she was attacked by three pit bulls during her route in Hilliard.
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LA Woman Who Filmed Assault On Postal Worker Gets Prison Time

LOS ANGELES, CA — A Los Angeles woman who stood by taking cell phone video of her then-boyfriend as he robbed and attempted to strangle a female letter carrier was sentenced Monday to six months behind bars for helping steal mail from the postal worker.
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Postal worker injured when gunshots exchanged between two vehicles in Detroit

DETROIT – A postal worker was injured over the weekend when shots were exchanged between two vehicles on Detroit’s west side, police said.
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Postal worker grazed by bullet in Detroit

DETROIT – Police said a postal worker was grazed by a bullet in Detroit Saturday.
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Peninsula mailman’s jaw broken in vicious attack

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – A 40-year-old man is scheduled to appear in federal court next month on a charge he assaulted a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in South San Francisco.
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Winchester Man Charged with Assaulting Federal Postal Worker and Cocaine Possession

BOSTON – A Winchester man was arrested yesterday and charged with assaulting a federal postal worker and cocaine possession.
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Teen Pulls Fake Gun On USPS Worker, Tries to Steal Truck

Residents in the Skyline neighborhood are concerned for their safety after a teenager allegedly threatened a postal worker with a fake gun and tried to steal their delivery vehicle.
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Police: Man Threatens Postal Worker Inside Locker Room, Steals Winter Coat

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are trying to track down a man accused of menacing a post office employee in the Bronx.
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Mail carrier shot with paintball gun in Ashburn

A postal employee was shot with a paintball gun Friday morning in Ashburn on the Southwest Side.
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Shirtless Woman Arrested After Allegedly Stealing and Flipping U.S. Mail Truck in Gresham

A woman under the influence of drugs stole a United States Postal Service truck and crashed it into a bus, Graham police say.
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11-year-old arrested for Quincy mail carrier attack

According to police, a United States Postal Service worker reported she was hit in the back of the neck and head with a book bag while delivering mail on her route at 14th and Lind on September 23.
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Police investigation underway after postal carrier is assaulted on the job

QUINCY, IL — A U.S. Postal Carrier is recovering after getting battered while on the job.
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Manchester man arrested after assault of United States Postal Service worker

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Manchester man has been arrested following the assault of a United States Postal Service carrier, according to an arrest affidavit.
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$25k reward offered after shots fired at postal worker

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $25,000 reward after one of their employees was fired upon Wednesday evening.
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Abilene mail carrier attacked by 4 dogs

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene mail carrier was reportedly attacked by four dogs Friday afternoon.
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Oklahoma man sentenced to 24 months in prison for assaulting U.S. postal worker

The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that 33-year-old Jeremy Poafpybitty, also known as "Chooch," of Bunch, Oklahoma
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Man charged with kidnapping Shoals mail carrier

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. – A Colbert County man was arrested Thursday, charged with kidnapping a mail carrier.
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Man yells slurs, throws mailbox at postal worker, spits on officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — A man from Louisville is now facing several charges after allegedly yelling racial slurs and throwing a mailbox at a USPS worker, trying to attack a woman with a knife and spitting on a Louisville police officer, according to WAVE
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Colorado Springs mail carrier ‘severely injured’ after dog attack

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Postal Service confirmed that one of its mail carriers is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a dog while making a routine delivery in Colorado Springs this week.
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Cortlandt, NY Man Accused Of Threatening Postal Worker With Knife

Police didn't say why someone would have threatened a postal worker outside the Mohegan Lake Post Office, but a Cortlandt man is facing charges in connection with the alleged July 26 incident.
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Sacramento Man Convicted of Assaulting U.S. Postal Worker

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Monday, a federal jury found Morrey Selck, 55, guilty of assaulting a federal employee, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
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NJ Man Charged With Assault On Postal Worker

NEWARK, N.J. – A North Bergen man was arrested today on charges that he attacked a postal worker, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
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Former Kingston parking officer Blaber accused of assaulting postal worker in Oregon

A former Kingston parking enforcement officer who secretly taped his own firing and has had several run-ins with local law enforcement has been arrested in the Pacific Northwest for allegedly assaulting a postal worker.
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Postal worker and mother of 3 fatally shot in Hollywood apartment complex

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A mother of three is dead following a shooting at a Hollywood apartment complex.
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Syracuse man who punched mailman while high on PCP gets a year in federal prison

The Syracuse man who while high on PCP punched a mailman in the face last year was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison.
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Philadelphia Police Identify Suspect Accused Of Striking United States Postal Worker

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The suspect accused of stealing an SUV and striking a United States Postal Service worker in Southwest Philadelphia has been identified.
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Aliquippa, PA man charged with assaulting mail carrier

ALIQUIPPA — A city man, angry over not getting his mail, assaulted a female mail carrier last month, police said.
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Mail truck shot in Clay Twp., OH; USPS offering $10,000 reward

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in the shooting of a mail truck in Clay Twp.
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Man on drugs carjacks postal service truck, crashes after threatening deputies

HOLLY HILL, Fla. - A man who police said stole a mail truck during a carjacking Saturday was on drugs and wanted to kill himself, according to Holly Hill Police Department.
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‘Rude’ behavior leads to charges against postal customer

For most people, a trip to the post office begins and ends without incident. Rude behavior normally is not part of the equation.
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Authorities still hunting suspect that threw acid on a postal worker three years ago

"He asked her where 444 was. She replied by asking, '444 what?' And then he suddenly threw the liquid on her. He attempted to throw it on her face, but she was able to put up her right forearm, so she was able to block a lot of the liquid."
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Canton Postal Workers Reportedly Threatened; Pulled Off Routes

(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – Authorities are investigating suspicious activity directed toward postal employees while on their routes in Canton.
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Judge orders mental evaluation for man suspected of intentionally hitting mail carrier

HOYT LAKES, MN–The Bovey man who told authorities he intentionally hit and seriously injured a mail carrier on the Iron Range will be mentally evaluated.
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Man tried to kill postal worker by ramming her truck at 80 mph

Witnesses said they heard the pickup traveling at "pedal to the floor" speed, with one person estimating it was going 80 mph as it rammed into the mail truck from behind.
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Mail carrier needs surgery after dog attack in Washington Township

The 20-year veteran told her husband she was leaning into the mail box from her open window when a dog jumped through the window and started biting her.
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Wife of shooting suspect urged police to get to Greensboro postal facility before her husband.

GREENSBORO — About a half hour before Thursday’s shooting near the Albert Pick Road U.S. Postal Service office, the suspect’s wife called 911 to warn there could be trouble there.
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Felon who was Convicted of Threatening U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier and Firearm Possession Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison

Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that on April 18, 2019, David E. Polnitz, Jr., was sentenced in federal court to 36 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and forcibly assaulting, impeding, intimidating or interfering with a United States Postal Service (“USPS”) Letter Carrier.
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Second Individual Charged In Elk Grove Postal Worker Shooting Case

An Elk Grove Village man has been indicted in federal court on charges he tried to kill a postal carrier on New Year’s Eve.
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Man charged with attempted murder of mail carrier in Elk Grove Village

An Elk Grove Village man has been charged with trying to kill a U.S. Postal Service worker who was delivering mail in the western suburb on New Year’s Eve.
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Bakersfield man sentenced for assaulting postal employee

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A Bakersfield man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for assaulting a postal employee, according to federal prosecutors.
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Postal worker recovering after dog attack on Cleveland’s west side

The employee from the Puritas office was bitten and is now recovering, the USPS said. The extent of the person’s injuries are not known.
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Mail carrier severely injured in dog attack

A U.S. Postal Service carrier was severely injured in a dog attack Monday morning on South Jessup Avenue.
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Hearing date set for Colchester,CT man accused in mail carrier stabbing

A Colchester man accused of fatally stabbing Norwich mail carrier and artist Jo-Jo Kolodnicki Jr. will have a probable cause hearing, sometimes referred to as a mini trial, on April 30 in New London Superior Court.
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Madisonville, KY man with Shotgun threatens U.S. Postal Worker

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/16/19) — Routine mail delivery apparently caused a resident to be up in arms today.
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Defendant Charged With Assaulting A South Georgia Postal Worker Has Initial Hearing In Federal Court

A man charged in the assault of a federal postal employee Wednesday had an initial appearance today, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Traveyon Devante Wilcox, of Donalsonville, GA, had his initial appearance
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Chicago police narrow down persons of interest in disappearance of postal worker Kierra Coles

“We have a pretty good idea of what transpired. Now it’s a matter of finding evidence,” Chief Guglielmi told Dateline. “We are out of the opinion business. We base everything we do on fact and evidence. A detective’s personal opinion, quite frankly, doesn’t matter.”
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Georgia man charged with attack on postal carrier

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Donalsonville man is ordered held in federal custody after he is charged with attacking a postal carrier with a baseball bat.
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Man who jumped in to help after seeing dog attacking Detroit mail carrier describes chaotic scene

DETROIT - O'Neil Colley started recording before he jumped in to help when he saw a dog attacking a mail carrier last month on Detroit's west side.
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Man arrested after carjacking postal carrier, then crashing truck

A mail carrier was carjacked as she worked on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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Trio of dogs attack 2 residents, mail carrier in Akron

AKRON, Ohio — Two people went to a hospital with injuries after they were attacked by a trio of dogs.
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Struthers man accused of stalking letter carrier

A Struthers man is in jail, accused of stalking a letter carrier as she walked her route.
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Police: Man threatens postal employee with knife

UPPER DARBY — An Upper Darby man went postal on his letter carrier by threatening to stab him for not properly delivering his mail, authorities said.
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Man accused of attempting to sexually assault mail carrier committed for 20 years

MILWAUKEE — A 29-year-old Milwaukee man accused of attempting to sexually assault a mail carrier near 32nd and Wells in January of 2018 was found guilty but not guilty due to mental disease/defect.
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Man attacked postal worker after fatal crash in January

EVERETT — Immediately after a postal truck hit and killed a woman crossing an intersection in January, a man attacked the driver and took his keys, Everett police said.
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Bunch defendant pleads guilty to assaulting postal employee

A Bunch man pleaded guilty in Eastern District Court last week to assaulting a postal worker with a knife.
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Mail carrier says resident exposed himself to her

A U.S. postal carrier said Jan. 23 a resident flashed his genitals at her while she was delivering mail
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Fresno Man Charged with Assaulting Postal Employee

According to court documents, on January 19, 2019, the letter carrier was sitting in his mail truck near Jackson Avenue and E. Shaw Avenue in Fresno, when Rivera ran up to him and stopped him from closing the door. Rivera shoved the letter carrier into the vehicle and sped off with the mail truck
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Albuquerque Woman Gets Prison for Assaulting Postal Workers

An Albuquerque woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for assaulting three U.S. Postal Service employees in Bernalillo County in 2017.
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13-year-old arrested on suspicion of arson at Laurel Post Office

LAUREL- A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday on suspicion of intentionally setting fire to the Laurel Post Office Thursday and a second attempted arson at the Laurel Walmart, according to Laurel Police Chief Stan Langve.
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Postal Worker Shot On The Job Suffers Nerve Damage

Stephen Casazza, 36, is out of the hospital and talked with CBS 2 by phone for the first time since he was shot.
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Family Of Postal Worker Shot In Elk Grove Village Meets Family Who Helped Save His Life

CHICAGO (CBS) — A postal worker is in the hospital with a long recovery ahead, but his father is out thanking the woman who helped save his son’s life minutes after he’d been shot by a convicted felon.
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Search on for gun, and motive, in shooting of postal worker

Investigators Thursday continued to search for the gun used in the New Year's Eve shooting of a mail carrier in Elk Grove Village.
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Man arrested in attempted sexual assault of postal worker

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have arrested a man they say tried to sexually assault a postal worker in Philadelphia's West Oak Lane section.
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Suburban Chicago man charged with shooting postal worker

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) — A man has been charged with shooting a U.S. Postal Service worker who had been delivering mail in a Chicago suburb on New Year’s Eve.
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Postal worker shot while driving in suburban Chicago

The worker was able to exit the vehicle and call for help. An area resident called 911 and helped the driver who later was taken to a hospital. His name and condition were not released.
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