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:
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.