Campus Emergency Call 273-4000
Off-campus Emergency Call 911
In Case of a Bomb Threat
or other threats affecting university facilities shall be reported
to the Public Safety office immediately. Public Safety shall act
in a manner aimed at minimizing the potential for injuries, damage
to property and disruption of university operations.
UNI Bomb Threat Policy
Possible characteristics of suspicious
packages or letters:
- excessive postage
- handwritten or poorly typed addresses
- incorrect titles
- title, but no name
- misspellings of common words
- oily stains, discolorations or odor
- no return address
- excessive weight
- lopsided or uneven envelope
- protruding wires or aluminum foil
- excessive security material such as masking tape,
- visual distractions
- ticking sound
- marked with restrictive endorsements, such as
"personal" or "confidential"
- shows a city or state in the postmark that does
not match the return address
If the letter or package meets the
- Do NOT shake or empty the contents.
- Place the envelope or package in a plastic bag
or some other type of
container to prevent leakage of contents.
- If you do not have any container, then cover
the envelope or package
with anything (e.g. clothing, paper, trash can, etc.) and do NOT remove
- Then leave the room and close the door, or section
off the area to
prevent others from entering.
- Wash your hands with soap and water to
prevent spreading any powder.
- What to do next:
If at home, report the incident to the local police.
If at UNI, report the incident to UNI Department of Public
- List all people who were in the room or area
when this suspicious
letter or package was recognized. Give this list to both the local
public health authorities and law enforcement officials for follow-up.
States Postal Service Resources
Health Advisory: How to Handle Anthrax and other Biological Agent
Anthrax Frequently Asked Questions
Public Radio's Anthrax Primer
Dept of Homeland Security