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Neither rain, nor sleet ... but CRIME! US Postal Service halts service in California city...


The United States Postal Service has suspended mail service in a California beach town plagued by homeless encampments after the agency claimed its mail carriers have been attacked in recent months.  

The first incident happened in Santa Monica on January 19 when a mail carrier was attacked by a broomstick-wielding person near the intersection of 14th Street and Arizona Avenue, three blocks from the beach

The carrier reportedly was not injured in the attack, CBS News reported.  

Several months later, residents in the neighborhood received notices from USPS that informed them of the suspension of delivery service to all addresses located along the 1300 block of 14th Street. 

The notice explained that 'multiple carriers have been subjected to assaults and threats of assault from an individual who has not been located or apprehended.' 

USPS spokeswoman Natashi Garvins confirmed there there have been three separate incidents in the area involving three separate letter carriers over the last several months, according to Fox News Digital.

'This is an unusual, but necessary step to protect our employees,' Garvins said before declining to go into further detail. 

However, only one assault has been officially reported to authorities, CBS News reported. 

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