Suspicious Package, Bomb Threat, and Threats of Violence

Suspicious Package

A suspicious package may contain dangerous items or substances. Some typical characteristics that should trigger suspicion include:

If you receive or notice a package or container that you consider to be suspicious:

Avoid the immediate area where the package is located and alert others to avoid the area:

BOMB THREAT

If received by handwritten note:

If received by e-mail:

If received by phone:

Ask Caller:

Document:

Caller’s Voice:

  • Female
  • Male
  • Accent
  • Angry
  • Calm
  • Clearing throat
  • Coughing
  • Cracking voice
  • Crying
  • Deep
  • Deep breathing
  • Disguised
  • Distinct
  • Excited
  • Laughter
  • Lisp
  • Loud
  • Nasal
  • Normal
  • Ragged
  • Rapid
  • Raspy
  • Slow
  • Slurred
  • Soft
  • Stutter

Background Sounds:

  • Animal noises
  • House noises
  • Kitchen noises
  • Street noises
  • Booth
  • PA system
  • Conversation
  • Music
  • Motor
  • Clear
  • Static
  • Office machinery
  • Factory machinery
  • Local
  • Long distance

Threat Language:

  • Incoherent
  • Message read
  • Recorded message
  • Irrational
  • Profane
  • Well-spoken

Threats of Violence

If you receive a threat of any kind:

If you receive a threat via phone call: