Law enforcement is offering a $50,000 reward for information to help solve the case.
Mail carriers in D.C. and Maryland were victims in a slew of paintball attacks carried out over Memorial Day weekend, according to WTOP news.
The five separate attacks on Saturday afternoon occurred within a span of three hours, and the paintball pellets resulted in minor injuries to some of the workers. They occurred between 3:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in D.C.'s southeast and southwest neighborhoods, with an incident in Riverdale, Maryland.
While so far no motive has been identified, investigators have determined two possible suspects in the attacks. The first is a thin African American male in his 20s with dreadlock braids, standing between 5'10" to 6' tall, and the second is an African American man of slim build. The two were seen driving a gray or silver four-door sedan vehicle sporting temporary license plates.
Five U.S. Postal Service mail carriers were hit with paintball pellets in an apparent string of attacks late Saturday afternoon in D.C. and Maryland. Several carriers suffered minor injuries. https://t.co/MVni0gwIVF pic.twitter.com/uh5xX70i2c— WTOP (@WTOP) May 25, 2020
The case is currently ongoing, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, who handles crimes committed against the postal service and their employees, has offered a $50,000 reward to anyone who may be able to help. If you have any information please call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455. Authorities urge citizens not to approach the suspects if they see them, but to call the number.
Here are the affected locations:
- 3:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of B Street Southeast, in D.C.
- 4:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of 1st Street Southwest, in D.C.
- 4:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Irvington Street Southwest, in D.C.
- 5:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of Quintana Street, in Riverdale, Maryland
- 6:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of 46th Street Southeast, in D.C.
Do you know any of the postal workers who were victims in these attacks? Did you witness the incidents? Tell us in the comments!