INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A Fountain Square mailman was attacked by a customer over an undelivered package with suspected ties to narcotics activity, authorities said, raising new concerns about postal worker safety weeks after another USPS mail carrier was killed on the job in Indianapolis.
The assault was reported Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Pleasant Street.
The suspect hit the mail carrier’s head and threatened to have another man kill him, according to a police report obtained by News 8.
The irate customer initiated the confrontation when he didn’t receive a package scheduled to arrive Tuesday; he believed it had been stolen, witnesses said.
Authorities could not confirm what the missing package contained but said they were tipped off about a possible link to drugs.