April 15, 2024
A USPS truck. File picture: Wikimedia Commons

A U.S. Postal Service worker accused of stabbing a supervisor at the back of the top at a Carmel Mountain Ranch mail facility has been charged with assault on a federal worker, it was introduced Friday.

Edwin Cuadrado Jr., 37, allegedly attacked the sufferer on Aug. 25 within the car parking zone of a USPS mail processing and distribution facility on Rancho Carmel Drive.

A legal criticism filed in San Diego federal court docket states that the stabbing arose from an earlier altercation between Cuadrado and a USPS supervisor at a gasoline station.

Cuadrado had parked his USPS tractor trailer on the gasoline station and the supervisor advised him that USPS staff weren’t allowed to try this, based on the criticism. Cuadrado allegedly then threw one thing on the supervisor’s automotive and pushed him.

That supervisor and two others confronted Cuadrado a short while later on the mail facility and deliberate to inform him that he was being positioned on administrative depart.

When Cuadrado arrived, he allegedly pushed the supervisor from the sooner altercation once more, then pulled out a knife, the criticism states.

The three supervisors tried to flee, however one misplaced his stability and fell and Cuadrado allegedly swung the knife at his head. The criticism states that Cuadrado and the supervisor he allegedly stabbed “had no prior altercations and didn’t work instantly collectively.” The sufferer was hospitalized and handled for a laceration.

Cuadrado allegedly drove away in his private car and was arrested by investigators on Wednesday, the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.