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USPS Offering Reward In Search For Acid Attacker

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 19:47:45-05

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has been offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information about an attacker who threw acid on a postal carrier in Memphis.

A release said the attack occurred Friday afternoon on Socorro Road when an unknown person approached the carrier while she was sitting in her vehicle. The person threw acid on her, causing serious burns, according to the release.

The suspect was described as a black male, 30 to 40 years of age, around five feet, nine inches in height with gray hairs in his mustache and a blue skull cap.

The Postal Service has been asking that anyone with information regarding the incident contact the them at 877-876-2455 or the Memphis Police Department Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.