TUSCUMBIA — Police arrested a man today who is accused of jumping into a mail carrier's truck and pulling a knife on the carrier, authorities said.

The man, identified as Brad Jones, 49, of Colbert County, was taken into custody this afternoon, police said.

Tuscumbia police Capt. Stuart Setliff said police received a call this afternoon that a man had jumped into a mail carrier's truck and pulled a knife.

The caller stated the incident occurred on Ninth Street and Commons, Setliff said. Police found and arrested Jones in the area of Joe Wheeler Drive.

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