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Bomb Threats & Suspicious Objects

If you receive a telephone threat:

  • Remain calm.
  • Try to get the attention of other staff members to help you
  • Follow instructions on the Bomb Threat Checklist (see back pocket)
  • Listen carefully.  Be polite and show interest.  Try to keep the caller talking, so that you can gather more information.
  • After you hang up from the caller dial 911 IMMEDIATELY to report the threat.
  • Check your workspace and the areas with which you are the most familiar.  If any suspicious object or package is noted, DO NOT TOUCH IT and keep others away.  Call 911 immediately to report the object or package.
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area.
  • Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist on both sides as soon as possible.

If you receive a written threat or suspicious parcel, or if you find a suspicious object anywhere on the premises:

  • Call 911 immediately
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area.
  • Promptly write down everything you can remember about receiving the letter or parcel, or finding the object.  Law enforcement investigators will need this information.
  • Remain calm.  Do not discuss the threat with other staff members. Do not spread rumors.

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