If you receive a threatening call warning of a bomb or other physical harm, do not hang up.
Have another person call 911 while you try to obtain information. Engage the caller in a conversation as long as possible and note what you hear.
If you see a suspicious object, DO NOT move, jar or touch it or anything attached to it. Notify University Police.
If You Receive a Bomb Threat:
- Don't rely on memory; take notes
- What's the specific threat?
- Is the voice familiar in any way?
- Is the caller male or female? Young or old?
- Tone of speech: calm, angry? Is there an accent, stutter, etc.?
- Are there any background sounds?
- Record the caller's words, if possible
- Ask the following:
- When will the bomb explode?
- Where is it located?
- What does it look like? What kind is it?
- Is there more than one?
- What will cause it to explode?
- Who placed the bomb?
- Why was the bomb placed?
- Try to get the caller's name and address.
University Police will determine whether to evacuate based on the information and circumstances surrounding the threat.
If You're Instructed to Evacuate:
- Follow police directions and remain calm.
- Walk to the nearest exit, and make sure others are evacuating.
- Evacuate 200+ yards from the area which may contain the bomb.
- Be alert for anything unusual on the evacuation route.
- If you see something that appears suspicious, DO NOT move, jar or touch the object or anything attached to it. Notify University Police.