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 1.4.If a letter or packaged is received:

  • DO NOT HANDLE THE PACKAGE
  • Contact SUPD at (617)573-8111. They will contact the Boston Police Bomb Squad
  • SUPD will evaluate the threat
  • Evacuate the area (the floor, floor above and floor below) if necessary and upon direction of University Police

If a telephone call is received:

  • Get as much information about the caller as possible
  • Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible. Delay them
  • Tell a nearby coworker to contact the Suffolk University Police at (617)573-8111 and indicate that a bomb/bio-chemical or chemical threat is being received
  • If possible, transfer the call to University Police Dispatch at (617)573-8111
  • See attached "Telephone Procedures Bomb Threat Checklist" (Appendix A). Complete the checklist to the greatest extent possible
  • If an area of threat is specified, be prepared to evacuate specified floor, floor above, and floor below at SUPD discretion

1.4.8.1 Bomb Threat Protocols

  • Remain calm, be courteous, do not interrupt the caller
  • Do not discuss the threat in public
  • Do not touch suspicious packages, letters or objects
  • Do not start or repeat rumors

Unless SUPD or other bomb threat respondents request your help, leave search efforts to the appropriate authorities. If you find a suspicious object, report its location and any information you have to SUPD immediately. Do not touch it yourself. Evacuate all students and personnel from the area of immediate danger as directed by the SUPD.

1.4.7.1  Responses to receiving suspicious letters or packages

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