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Residents shocked to find blood stained letters in mailboxes delivered by United States Postal Service

By Mason White 11:18 AM February 21, 2016
United States Postal Service Post Office (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Numerous residents in New York, expressed their outrage after finding blood-stained letters in their mailboxes, which were delivered the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Now, a spokesperson for the USPS, apologized to those who were upset or angry about the delivery of blood-stained mail.

The USPS blamed the incident on a delivery person who cut a hand during work on Tuesday. One resident who received blood-stained letters, said that she spoke with the delivery person about the blood-stained letters.

The delivery person told her that he cut his hand during an accident with a truck. The delivery person’s vehicle was damaged and when he tried to adjust a broken mirror, he cut his hand.

He did not require medical treatment. The mail delivery person apologized, saying he was not aware that letters became stained with his blood.

Residents cleaned their mailboxes with bleach after being concerned about contracting blood-borne diseases such as AIDS or hepatitis.

USPS said that their delivery person does not have any disease that can be transmitted by blood contact.