Mailman attacked while delivering mail in Whitehaven - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mailman attacked while delivering mail in Whitehaven

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A mail carrier was attacked while on the job in Memphis on Tuesday.

Memphis Police Department said a man was assaulted around 11:30 a.m. at Highland Meadows Apartments off Airways Boulevard.

U.S. Postal Service spokesperson confirmed the man assaulted was a mail carrier who was going about his daily duties.

"That man didn't do anything. He's just doing his job," neighbor Courtney Miller said. "I hope he's alright because things like this shouldn't be happening."

The mail carrier was taken to the hospital. He is expected to be OK.

USPS said it is reviewing its safety plans to make sure all mail carriers are safe.

The fact that has investigators puzzled is that the attacker did not take anything.

The suspect was last seen running south on Airways Boulevard after jumping a fence to escape the apartment complex. 

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