Bomb Threats and Suspicious Mail

Threat Received

In the event that a bomb threat is phoned into the campus, the caller will most likely not identify him/herself. However, people who call in bomb threats are calling because they want you to know what they are doing, and often, why they are doing it. Note caller ID information if available.

Should you receive a bomb threat, immediately have another person inform Campus Police while you keep the caller on the line.

Make notes to identify the caller:

  • Gender
  • Approximate age
  • Accents
  • Background noises, etc.

Ask the caller:

  • Where is the bomb located?
  • When did you place it there?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • When will it go off?
  • Why are you doing this?
  • What is your name, address, phone number, etc.?

Suspicious Mail

  • Call Campus Police immediately at (502) 897-4444.
  • Do not open or shake the package.
  • Do not carry the package to show someone else.
  • Warn others of the package.

Characteristics of suspicious mail may include:

  • Excessive postage
  • Powdery or oily substance in or on package
  • Poorly written or poorly typed address
  • Fake return address
  • Marked with threatening language or symbols

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