When a bomb threat is made over the telephone, obtain the following information from the caller:
Once the Office of the Building has been notified of a bomb threat, it is our policy to advise your firm’s manager or senior officer, as well as the Tenant Contact. It is up to the manager or senior officer to decide whether it is appropriate to evacuate the office.
In the event that you are asked to evacuate the Building, please move away from the Building so as to allow emergency personnel unrestricted access. Do not re-enter the Building until senior Building Management staff, the Police, or the Fire Department have given clearance.
Suspicious Packages or Mail Bombs
Letter bombs are usually sent through the mail addressed to a specific individual or office in a company and frequently disguised to look like some sort of gift or a small package. Letter bombs have the power to kill or seriously maim anyone in close proximity. Letter bombs are usually contained within a large size manila envelope 1/4” to 1/2” thick and are fairly rigid.
However, the technology used in letter bombs has become increasingly sophisticated, and can be difficult to detect visually. Letter bombs have been mailed from cities or small towns in the United States, as well as from foreign countries. Be especially wary of letters that are mailed to titles -- Chairman, President, Manager, Security Officer, etc. - rather than directly to named individuals.
If you suspect a parcel contains a letter bomb: