The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has announced that a reward of up to $50,000 is now offered for anyone who can provide information on the individuals who attacked USPS mail carriers with paintball pellets in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
A total of five USPS mail carriers were targeted with paintball guns in the area late Saturday afternoon. Some employees reportedly sustained minor injuries as a result of the attacks that are considered to be linked.
The reward has been made available by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which is the law enforcement arm of the USPS.
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The two suspects, described as African-American males, one of them in his twenties, 5’10” to 6″ tall, were reportedly in a silver or gray four-door sedan with temporary tags.
The incidents took place at the following locations and times, according to a press release:
3:15 p.m. in the area of 4800 B St. SE, Washington, D.C.
4:30 p.m. in the area of 3900 1st St. SW, Washington, D.C.
4:30 p.m. in the area of 100 Irvington St. SW, Washington, D.C.
5:30 p.m. in the area of 5800 Quintana St., Riverdale, Maryland
6:15 p.m. in the area of 1200 46th St. SE, Washington, D.C.
Anyone with information relating to the assaults is asked to call the Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.