CHAMPION, Nebraska -- Federal officials are investigating an attack at the Champion Post Office that left an unidentified postal employee with minor injuries Monday morning.
According to a release from the Chase County Sheriff Kevin E. Mueller, a 911 call came in at about 11:20 a.m. Monday after a male subject reportedly entered the post office, jumped the counter and assaulted the employee, demanding money from the safe.
The suspect was listed as an Hispanic male in his mid 30s, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a mustache, wearing blue jeans and a gray sweatshirt.
The employee was able to escape, however, locking the bathroom door from inside. The suspect then fled on foot and it appears nothing was taken.
The employee was taken to Chase County Hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.
After an initial investigation, the Chase County Sheriff's office turned the case over to U.S. Postal Inspectors from Omaha and Denver, and is now assisting them in the probe. Imperial police and the Nebraska State Patrol also responded to the call.