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BOMB THREAT THREAT BY MAIL

Call 911 and report a Suspicious Package.

THREAT BY TELEPHONE
  • Do not hang up. Remain calm.
  • Take the caller seriously. Assume the threat is real.
  • If you have a digital phone, look for originating number.
  • Ask questions using the checklist below as a guide. Try to write down as much information as possible.
  • Do not use a cell phone, two-way radio, or any wireless communication device, as it may trigger the bomb
  • Have a coworker call 911 on another line, or call yourself immediately after hanging up.
  • Inform your supervisor if you need time away due to the stress caused by the threat.

Bomb Threat Checklist
  • Exact wording of the threat
  • Name of caller, if known0
  • Number from which call originated
  • Male or female
  • Race
  • Age
  • Name of recipient of call
  • Number at which call was received
  • Time and Date of call
  • 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?
  • Other 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
  • Office machinery
  • Factory machinery
  • Voices
  • PA System
  • Local
  • Long Distance
  • Booth

Threat Language
  • Well spoken
  • Foul
  • Irrational
  • Incoherent
  • Taped
  • Message read by threat maker