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Postmen attacked in Santa Monica, resulting in a suspension of deliveries

The United Postal Service suspended delivery service in a Santa Monica neighborhood after several mail carriers were attacked in recent months.

The attacks occurred along a section of 14th Street near Santa Monia Boulevard and affected three different mail carriers in separate incidents, according to the US Postal Service.

“For the safety of our employees, we have had to temporarily suspend the delivery of mail to these customers,” USPS spokeswoman Natashi Garvins told The Post on Monday. “This is an unusual but necessary step to protect our employees.”

Residents were informed of the mail suspension by letter dated April 7, posted in their mailboxes.

“This is unfortunate, but please note that the Postal Service does not make decisions to discontinue service lightly,” Santa Monica Postmaster Marjorie Watson said in the letter. “Several porters have been subjected to attacks and threats of attack from a person who has not been found or arrested.”

The United Postal Service suspended delivery service in a Santa Monica neighborhood after several mail carriers were attacked in recent months.
The United Postal Service suspended delivery service in a Santa Monica neighborhood after several mail carriers were attacked in recent months.
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On January 19, a man in the area allegedly attacked a postman with a broomstick, according to Santa Monica police. The man who lives in the block was not arrested because the postman declined to press charges, Sgt Erika Aklufi told The Post.

“He is known to our officers and also to the postman he attacked,” Aklufi said of the attacker.

“The officers who took the report contacted the United States Postal Inspection Service on the day of the incident to provide information for the incident should they wish to follow up. We don’t know if the (US Postal Inspection Service) did this.”

Aklufi said the postman sustained a minor injury to his arm and does not require medical attention.

The United Postal Service suspended delivery service in a Santa Monica neighborhood after several mail carriers were attacked in recent months.
Residents were informed of the mail suspension by letter dated April 7, posted in their mailboxes.
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Garvins said the US Postal Inspection Service is investigating all three incidents, but Santa Monica Police Department officials said they have not been contacted regarding the other attacks.

“If there were other incidents of USPS mail carriers being attacked, we couldn’t find any additional reports,” Aklufi told The Post. “Without speaking to the postmaster, it will be difficult to determine the extent of this problem. I’ve never heard of the Postal Service ceasing service to all residents of a neighborhood…”

US Postal Inspection Service officials said they were “unable to comment further at this time” due to the ongoing investigation.

In the meantime, area residents need to pick up their mail at a nearby USPS location on 7th Street in Santa Monica.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/11/mail-carriers-assaulted-in-santa-monica-causing-delivery-suspension/ Postmen attacked in Santa Monica, resulting in a suspension of deliveries

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