Postal service

Postal Service resumes mail delivery on Santa Monica Street following attacks on carriers

The U.S. Postal Service announced Wednesday that it has resumed mail delivery on a street in Santa Monica after previously canceling deliveries due to multiple physical assaults against its factors.

The agency confirmed it had resumed deliveries to the 1300 block of 14th Street.

“The conditions on the road will be continuously reviewed to ensure the safety of our employees,” the agency said in a statement.

“The Postal Inspection Department is aware of the issues that caused the temporary suspension of delivery and they are in consultation with the Santa Monica Police Department,” the statement also said.

Earlier this week, USPS revealed to have suspended service after three postmen were allegedly assaulted three times. However, the Santa Monica police had only received one report. A carrier who was assaulted in January had refused to press charges.

Santa Monica police and neighbors identified the suspect as 38-year-old Devon Morgan. According to neighbors, Morgan’s behavior is often inconsistent and short-tempered.

“He walks around with a golf club on his back,” neighbor Jim Price told CBSLA Monday. “It’s a wood and it’s very threatening to people.”

Price said he called the police on Morgan dozens of times. While Price was arrested, he was often later released. In addition to allegedly assaulting postmen, other nearby businesses claim he also harassed their employees.