Suspicious Object/Package/Letter

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.

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