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Mail Delivery is Suspended after Carrier is Attacked

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A postal worker was seriously hurt after a pit bull dog jumped over a fence and attacked her.  The attack has put a hold on an entire block's mail delivery and neighbors want to know when they'll get it back.  

A neighbor living on East 6th Avenue in Kennewick sent us an email wanting to know why her neighbor's pit bull is keeping her street from getting mail.

We called the postmaster in Pasco and found out a pit bull did attack a mail carrier.  The carrier was seriously hurt and needs more medical care.  So to be safe, no one is delivering mail to the area.

Christina Uerling said she can't afford to drive to Pasco everyday to pick up her mail.  Most of all, she worries about the safety of neighborhood kids.

"It worries me mainly about these children that have to walk past there to get to the bus depot," said Uerling. 

The postmaster said mail will be suspended to that area until the pet owner resolves all legal matters with their dog and with Tri-City Animal Control.  For now, all neighbors except for the dog owner will have their mail held for free.