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Authorities searching for 5 teens who allegedly assaulted postal worker

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Authorities are searching for five teenagers who allegedly assaulted a U.S. postal worker in Dorchester Tuesday afternoon, according to Boston police.

Police responded to a report of a disturbance in the area of Cushing Avenue and Windermere Road around 3:15 p.m. The victim, a mail carrier who had been assaulted, described the suspects as four males and one female, all between the ages of 17 and 19, according to police.

Assaulting a postal employee is a federal offense. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is also investigating the incident.

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