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Postal Worker in New Jersey Arrested for Running Down Co-Workers After Argument: Police

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Police have arrested a postal employee in New Jersey for allegedly running over two other postal workers in the parking lot after an argument. 

Kearny Police said they got a 911 call around noon for a report of a driver running over two people in the parking lot of the USPS office on Newark Turnpike. Responding officers found two women, ages 25 and 26, injured but conscious in the parking lot. 

The women told police that a third colleague hit them with her car -- one of them being run over and the other being hit by the car and knocked down, they said. The driver fled before police got there. 

Both victims were taken to University Hospital in Newark by EMS, and one was released. 

Police and U.S. postal inspectors located the suspect, 27-year-old Lashanda Johnson of East Orange, and arrested her on aggravated assault and other charges.

Attorney information for Johnson wasn't immediately available. In a statement, George Flood, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service Northeast Area said, "The Postal Service takes seriously the safety and security of its employees. Given the pending criminal charges, we do not discuss personnel actions." 

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