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Bomb Threat

Immediately call University Police at 9-1-1 from any campus phone or (909) 869-3070 from a cell phone. If directed to evacuate, make note of anything unusual and report it after you have safely left the building.

Remain calm. Write down exact words of caller. Note time of call, voice (male or female, age, accent or background sounds), location of bomb and time it will explode.

Ask the caller, if possible, what type of bomb it is, what it looks like, what is the reason for placing it, who is claiming responsibility, etc.

Bomb Threat Report

Bomb threat report

Questions to Ask

  1. When is the bomb going to explode?
  2. Where is it right now?
  3. What does it look like?
  4. What kind of bomb is it?
  5. What will cause it to explode?
  6. Did you place the bomb?
  7. Why?
  8. What is your address?
  9. What is your name?

Caller Info

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Age
  • Length of call
  • Time of call
  • Date
  • Number at which call is received

Caller's Voice

  • Calm
  • Angry
  • Excited
  • Slow
  • Soft
  • Loud
  • Laughter
  • Crying
  • Normal
  • Distinct
  • Slurred
  • Nasal
  • Stutter
  • Lisp
  • Raspy
  • Deep
  • Ragged
  • Clearing throat
  • Deep breathing
  • Cracked voice
  • Disguised
  • Accent
  • Familiar
  • If the voice is familiar, who did it sound like?

Background Sounds

  • Street noises
  • Animal noises
  • Clear
  • Static
  • Music
  • House noises
  • Motor
  • Office machinery
  • Factory machinery
  • Voices
  • PA system
  • Local
  • Long distance
  • Booth
  • Other

Threat Language

  • Well spoken
  • Foul
  • Irrational
  • Incoherent
  • Taped
  • Message read by threat maker

Related Links

Emergencies

  • Dial 911 on a campus phone
  • Dial (909) 869-3070 from a mobile device
  • Blue Light Emergency Phones on campus connect with University Police

University Police

  • (909) 869-3070

Counseling Services

  • (909) 869-3220
  • After hours: (909) 869-3220, then press option 2

Student Health Services

  • (909) 869-4000
  • After hours nurse hotline: (855) 868-4945

Emergency Hotline

  • (866) 869-7659 or (866) 869-POLY

Environmental Health & Safety

  • (909) 869-4697

Facilities Management

  • (909) 869-3030