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Postal worker stabbed on mail route in Louisiana; authorities still searching for attacker

January 5, 2022


ZACHARY – Crime scene tape lined a gas station in Zachary as police scoured the area after they say a female postal worker showed up with stab wounds.

It was an attack on New Year’s Eve that shocked many living in the area.

“It’s extremely unusual. I used to work at this store. It’s so close to home. It’s unbelievable,” nearby resident Dr. Stephanie Sullivan said.

Authorities said the worker was stabbed while on the job at the Audubon Park Apartment Complex along Mount Pleasant Road. She suffered minor injuries.

Residents who live there say they recently received a notice saying their mail will not be delivered this week.

“We’ve been notified that we have to go to the post office to pick it up,” apartment resident Sharon Weatherspoon said.

Many questions remain unanswered, including a possible motive. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the United States Postal Inspection Service to investigate.

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