Postal worker hospitalized after assault in south Austin

FILE - USPS Postal Service (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - USPS Postal Service (KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some nearby witnesses came to the rescue of a United States Postal Service worker who was being attacked in south Austin earlier this week.

A spokesperson with USPS says their employee was out delivering mail on Dec. 28 around 10 a.m. at an apartment complex near South Congress Avenue and Oltorf Street when a suspect attacked her from behind.

Witnesses tell KXAN they saw her being assaulted and pulled her into a nearby Subway restaurant and locked the door while they waited for police. Austin police say one suspect was arrested.

The woman has now been released from the hospital and a substitute has temporarily taken over her route.