Mail Carrier Stabbed in Hartford

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A mail carrier was taken to the hospital after he was stabbed in Hartford Monday, according to Hartford police.

The postal worker, a male in his fifties, is being treated for minor injuries at an area hospital, police said. Police said the stab wounds to his shoulder are not life-threatening.

The stabbing took place around 1:43 p.m., according to police.

Police initially said it happened in the area of Euclid or West Euclid streets then later shared that officers responded to West Morningside Street.


While searching the area, a West Hartford K-9 officer located a possible suspect. That suspect has since been arrested, according to police.

Police said investigators do not have a motive for the stabbing.

Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions have assumed control of the investigation.

The Postal Inspection Service, which investigated crimes against United States Postal Service employees, was notified of the attack and sent investigators, according to Hartford police.

The United States Postal Inspection Service released a statement about the incident saying in part:

"The safety and well-being of Postal Service employees is of critical importance for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the federal law enforcement branch of the U.S. Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is aware of the incident involving a Postal Service employee, which occurred on September 20, 2021. We are coordinating and working jointly with the Hartford Police Department to solve this crime."

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