MT. AIRY, OH (FOX19) -People who live on Hawaiian Terrance in Mt. Airy now have to find a way to get to the post office for their mail after a postal worker was reportedly assaulted there.
Cincinnati police said a group of young people attacked the postal worker from behind while he was working in the area earlier this month, punching him to the point the carrier used mace to defend himself. For USPS officials, the recent crime is the last straw, prompting them to suspend delivery service in the area.
Mt. Airy Town Council President Gladys Pope believes it’s been a high-crime area for a long time, from shootings to other acts of violence.
“Speaking to some residents, there have been some other incidents that they know of where mail carriers and other delivery people have been attacked, assaulted,” she said.