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Bomb Threat

Threat by Telephone

  1. Do not hang up.  Remain calm
  2. Take the caller seriously.  Assume the threat is real
  3. If you have a digital phone, look for originating number
  4. Ask questions using the checklist below as a guide
  5. Do no use cell phone, two-way radio, or any wireless communication device, as it can trigger the bomb
  6. Have a coworker call ext.6666 on another line, or call ext.6666 yourself immediately after hanging up
  7. Inform your supervisor if you need time away due to the stress caused by the threat


    Bomb Threat Checklist
  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is it right now?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What will cause it to explode?
  • Did you place the bomb?  Why?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your address?
  • Exact wording of threat:
  • Name of caller (if known)
  • Number from which call originated
  • Male or female
  • Race
  • Age
  • Name of recipient of call
  • Number at which call was received
  • Time
  • Date
  • Additional comments

Caller's Voice

calm
angry
excited
slow
soft
loud
laughter
crying

normal
distinct
slurred
nasal
stutter
lisp
raspy
deep

ragged
clearing throat
deep breathing
cracked voice
disguised
accent
familiar

Background Sounds

street noises
animal noises
clear
static
music
house noises
motor
other

office machinery
factory machinery
voices
PA system
local
long distance
booth

Threat Language

well spoken
foul
irrational

incoherent
taped
message read by threat maker



Threat by Mail

  1. Call the Department of Campus Safety & Security, ext.6666.  See Suspicious Packages and Objects sections of this guide.


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