A Postal Service special agent involved in what’s described as a “critical incident” shot and wounded another Postal Service employee in a post office parking lot in Lovettsville on Wednesday morning, federal authorities confirm. The employee who was shot was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not said to be life-threatening, according to the Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office.
The special agent who fired his weapon worked for the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, according to Agapi Doulaveris, a spokeswoman for the office, which investigates waste, fraud and misconduct. Special agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers, carry firearms and can make arrests.