KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities say a Kansas City man has been charged with assaulting a mail carrier.

The U.S. attorney’s office says 52-year-old Timothy LaBlance was indicted Wednesday. He is accused of using a firearm to assault the U.S. Postal Service mail carrier last October while the carrier was on duty.

The U.S. Post Inspections Service inspected the case. It wasn’t immediately known if LaBlance had an attorney.