Suspicious Object/Package

If you receive or discover a suspicious package or foreign device,

DO NOT TOUCH IT, TAMPER WITH IT OR MOVE IT!!!

IMMEDIATELY DIAL X3357 TO REPORT IT TO SAFETY AND SECURITY

LETTER AND PARCEL BOMB
RECOGNITION CHECKLIST

Be cautious of:

*Foreign mail, air mail, and special deliveries
*Restrictive markings such as “confidential” or “personal”
*Excessive postage
*Handwritten or poorly typed address
*Incorrect titles
*Misspellings of common words
*Oily stains or discolorations on package
*Excessive weight
*Rigid, lopsided, or uneven envelopes
*Protruding wires or tinfoil
*Excessive tape or string
*Visual distractions
*No return address

IF YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS OF A MAILING AND ARE UNABLE TO VERIFY THE CONTENTS WITH THE ADDRESSEE OR SENDER:

  1. Do not touch or move the article.
  2. Do not open the article.
  3. Isolate the mailing and evacuate the immediate area.
  4. Do not put in water or a confined space such as a desk drawer or a filing cabinet.
  5. If possible, open windows in the immediate area to assist in venting potential explosive gases.
  6. If you have any reason to believe a letter or parcel is suspicious, do not take a chance or worry about possible embarrassment if the item turns out to be innocent. Contact Safety & Security at x3357 for assistance.