MEDFORD, Mass. — Authorities are investigating a brazen daylight attack in Medford that left a United States Postal Service mail carrier hospitalized on Tuesday.
The mail carrier was working their route in the area of Arden Street when they were assaulted before 12 p.m., according to Danielle Schrage of the U. S. Postal Inspection Service.
“Postal inspectors are currently responding to a report of a USPS letter carrier who was assaulted on their route in Medford,” Schrage said in a statement. “The carrier has been taken to the hospital.”
Surveillance video obtained by Boston 25 News captures the moments leading up to assault on the mail carrier in Medford neighborhood.
Video from the scene showed a section of the neighborhood roped off with yellow police tape as detectives worked to gather evidence. Multiple Medford Police Department cruisers were also spotted in the area.
“I heard an older gentleman scream,” said Sarah Carroll who lives nearby.
“Three individuals assaulted the letter carrier and we believe they took the master key to the mailbox,” said Jessica Walsh from the Medford Police Department.
Carroll says her neighbor was comforting a man on the driveway.
“And I saw that neighbor come out of her house and she was with him and comforting and then the police and the ambulance showed up,” said Carroll.
Police roped off the area, scoured the scene of the incident, and gathered evidence.
Police also say the attackers took off in a getaway car that was later located in Lowell. The people inside were identified but so far there are no arrests.
Neighbors tell Boston 25 they were left shaken.
“I was shocked to know this actually occurred directly in front of my house. Just to know it did happen to a mail carrier. I wasn’t aware these attacks are happening. Again the area is great. Medford is a great city,” said Kevin Guilherme a neighbor.
No arrests have been made at this time.
No additional details were immediately available.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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