Postal employee assaulted

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF)- A postal employee was attacked Saturday morning while delivering mail. 

It happened at the residence, 2600 Long Street just after 11 am. 

Chattanooga Police said 40-year-old Walter Lawrence, the U.S. Postal employee was delivering mail when 25-year-old Travis G. Smith, the suspect became enraged over a package which was supposed to have been delivered to his residence. 

Smith approached Lawrence and began punching him in the face. 

Officials say Lawrence sustained series injuries during the attack but was able to drive himself to a local hospital for treatment. 

Chattanooga Police arrested Travis Smith for Aggravated Assault. 

Inspectors with the U.S. Postal Services are also involved with the investigation and Federal charges may be filed against Travis Smith. 

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