Postal worker reports attempted sexual assault in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A Philadelphia postal carrier says she fought off an attacker during an attempted sexual assault.

Police say the attack happened late Wednesday afternoon near 72nd Avenue and North Broad Street in the West Oak Lane section of the city.

The woman was reportedly assaulted while in the back of her mail truck.

Federal agents with the US Postal Inspection Service are assisting Philadelphia police in investigating the incident.

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