Bomb Threat

What to do:

  1. If you receive a bomb threat via email, a note or some other message
    • IMMEDIATELY contact University Police at 607-753-2111 or 911.
    • Provide the authorities with the message and all of the circumstances surrounding your receiving it
  2. If you receive a bomb threat over the telephone:
    • Listen carefully to the details of the threat and try to keep the caller talking to get the following information:
      • When is the bomb going to explode?
      • Where is it right now?
      • What does it look like?
      • What kind of bomb is it?
      • What will cause it to explode?
      • Did the person on the phone place the bomb?
      • Why?
      • What is the caller’s your name?
    • Note whether the caller is male or female; any distinctive voice characteristics the caller may have (i.e., accent, slurring, key words used) and any background noise.
    • Immediately call University Police at 607-753-2111 or 911 after hanging up.
    • Advise the dispatcher of all you learned from the caller about the threatened bomb and its location. Give the dispatcher your name, office location, and telephone extension. Do not hang up until the dispatcher releases you.
  3. After you have contacted University Police, remain quiet about the threat and stay where you are until you are contacted by the authorities. University Police, in cooperation with local law enforcement and local fire officials, will give the order to evacuate the building if necessary.