FAIRFIELD — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is looking for leads concerning a postal carrier who got shot with either a pellet gun, BB gun or some other type of firearm while delivering mail Wednesday on Utah Street.
This carrier went to the hospital and was released, said Pauline Bellinger, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Inspectors are investigating the case, but know of no motive for the attack, she said.
Assaulting a postal employee is a federal crime. The agency has a standing $50,000 reward in such cases for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect. People with information can call 877-876-2455.
“We are very desirous of finding the perpetrator of this crime,” Bellinger said.
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