Mail and package delivery to each department should be screened for suspicious letters and/or packages. Common features of threat letters/packages are:
- No return address
- Handwritten or poorly typed address
- Misspelling of common words
- Restrictive markings such as Confidential, Personal, etc.
- Excessive weight and/or feel of a powdery or foreign substance
Notification will be delivered by building coordinators, campus voice mail, campus e-mail, and/or text message.
Call campus police 6789. Include the location and appearance of the object when reporting.
Evacuate the area.
DO NOT touch the object.
If you have opened a suspicious letter or package that claims to have contaminated you, but there is no substance visible, chances are you have not been contaminated.
- Call campus police at 6789 and tell them exactly what you have done and what information was contained in the letter.
- Do not handle the package or letter anymore and do not let anyone else touch it.
If you have opened a suspicious letter or package and there is a foreign substance:
- Place the letter back into the envelope/package, close it back up, and place it in a plastic bag and seal it.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water.
- Call campus police 6789.
If you are covered with a significant amount of the substance, stay put and call campus police 6789.