If you consider a parcel or letter suspect:

  • Do NOT open it, move it, or cover it. 
  • Immediately call 911
  • Do NOT use a cell phone or two-way radio. Signals from these devices can denonate a bomb. 
  • Have another person contact your Emergency Warden and Building Security.
  • The immediate area should be cleared of employees and secured, but do not evacuate until police arrive and evaluate the threat. 

​Suspicious Mail & Packages 

Packages and large envelopes have been used in the past to deliver threatening devices and substances.  Be cautious for any packages exhibiting the following signs: No Return Address; Restrictive Markings (Personal, Confidential); Strange Odor; Excessive Tape; Sealed with Tape; Misspelled words, Addressed to Title Only, Incorrect Title, Badly Typed or Written; Excessive Postage; Lopsided, uneven, rigid or bulky; Oily stains, discolorations or crystallization on wrapping.

Bomb Threat


Bomb Threat Checklist 

  • In the event of a bomb threat by phone, note, or e-mail
  • Suspicious Packages / Mail
  • Bomb Threat Checklist 

Most bomb threats are received by phone. Bomb threats are serious until proven otherwise.

Act quickly, but remain calm and obtain as much information as possible. 


  • Do not use cell phones or two-way radios; radio signals have the potential to detonate the bomb. 
  • Do not evacuate the Building until police arrive and evaluate the threat.
    • Most often, authorities will require you and other occupants to assist in locating anything suspicious or out of place.
  • Do not activate the fire alarm.
  • Do not touch or remove a suspicious package. 

​In the event of a bomb threat received by phone: 

  • Remain Calm
  • Utilize the Bomb Threat Checklist  to obtain specific information from the caller or from the individual who received the call.  
  • Keep the caller on the line for as long as possible.
  • Do Not Hang Up, Even If The Caller Does.  
  • Listen carefully. Be polite and show interest. 
  • Try to keep the caller talking to learn more information. 
  • ​If possible, while listening to the caller, try to attract someone’s attention in your immediate area discreetly and quietly.
    • Write a note to a colleague to call the 911 immediately, or as soon as the caller hangs up, immediately notify them yourself. If possible, do this from a separate phone. 

    • Do NOT use a cell phone or two-way radio. Radio signals can detonate a bomb. 

    • If possible have another person contact the Building Management office at the same time, or as quickly as possible.

  • ​If your phone has a display, copy the number and/or letters on the window display. 
  • Complete the Bomb Threat Checklist immediately, while the details are still fresh.(Click here for the form) 
    • Try to use exact words of the caller. 

​In the event of a handwritten bomb threat by note or letter:

  • Handle the note as minimally as possible
  • Call 911
    • ​Do NOT use a cell phone or two-way radio. Radio signals can detonate a bomb.
  • Call your Emergency Warden & Building Security 

In the event of an e-mailed bomb threat: 

  • Do Not Delete the message. 
  • Call 911
    • Do NOT use a cell phone or two-way radio. Radio signals can detonate a bomb.
  • ​Call your Emergency Warden &  Building Security