SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — Less than a day after a suspect allegedly carjacked a United States Postal Services carrier truck in Salt Lake City, officials are speaking out.
On Monday, Feb. 5, a man, who has been identified through court records as Wilber Hernandez, 32, was taken into custody after allegedly stealing a mail truck, endangering several citizens and officers while fleeing north toward Davis County. He was eventually stopped in Bountiful where he barricaded himself in the truck while armed with a knife.
The United States Postal Service responded to an ABC4 request for comment saying the safety of their team is of the utmost importance.
“Unfortunately, our employee experienced a challenging situation yesterday,” a spokesman said in a statement via email. “Thankfully, the employee is safe. Local police and postal inspectors are investigating this incident.”
USPS said its primary focus is offering support to the affected employee. They will be offered counseling and assistance by USPS to help with the experience.