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Explosion / Bomb Threat

Approximately 70% of terrorist events involve the use of explosives. Explosives can be used to disperse other hazardous materials. Types of explosions include:

  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Nuclear/Radiological

If you receive a bomb threat via telephone:

  • Remain Calm
  • Take note of the time of call
  • Write down the words of the caller
  • Keep them on the phone by asking questions like:

    • When is this going to take place?
    • Where is it located?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
  • Take note of the callers voice and background noises
  • Call 333 or have someone close by call 333 from any campus phone

Upon discovery of a potential explosive device:

  • If a suspicious delivery is spotted, do not touch it, and don't allow anyone else to touch it.
  • Evacuate the area.
  • During evacuation, leave doors and windows open.
  • Keep people away from the area.
  • CALL University Police.  Dial 333
  • Do not handle the suspicious object, and do not try to carry it outside.
  • Do not place the item in water.