BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man threatened a postal worker who was making deliveries in Brooklyn on Sept. 30, according to the NYPD.

Police said the USPS mail carrier was working on Hendrix Street in East New York around 3 p.m. when the suspect approached her and demanded she give him the keys to a building’s mailboxes.

During the incident, the man pressed a knife against the worker’s stomach, according to authorities. No injuries were reported.

The NYPD on Tuesday released a photo of the suspect. Police described the man as being around 40 to 50 years old and 5’8″. He was last seen wearing black pants.

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Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.