Bomb Threat

What You Should Do:

  1. If you receive a bomb threat via phone call, listen carefully and write down everything that is said, starting with the time of the call and the number you are receiving the call from, if available.
  2. Keep the caller talking as long as possible and ask the following questions:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • Where is it right now?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What will cause it to explode?
    • Did you place the bomb?
    • If yes, why did you place the bomb?
  3. While on the phone with the bomb threat caller, have someone else nearby call TUPD on a land line, if possible.
    • Tulane Uptown Campus Police emergency: 504-865-5911, or pick-up the nearest emergency blue-light phone.
    • Tulane Downtown Campus Police emergency: 504-988-5555
    • Tulane National Primate Center Police emergency: 985-871-6411
    • Other Campuses: Call 911
  4. Attempt to determine the following characteristics of hte caller and write them down:
    • Is the caller male or female?
    • Does the caller have a distinctive voice?
    • Is the caller calm, angry, excited, laughing, or crying?
    • Is there noise in the background (street noise, music, house noise, voices, machines)?
  5. Immediately contact TUPD and relay the information received from the threatening caller. Give the TUPD dispatcher your name and location.
  6. Wait for a TUPD officer to arrive if possible. Leave the area if you feel there is an imminent threat.

What Will Happen:

  1. TUPD will IMMEDIATELY dispatch officers to search for the device and will notivy NOPD.
  2. Responding officers will instruct building occupants to turn off any eletronic devices including cell phones.
  3. The threatened building(s) will be evacuated by TUPD if necessary.
  4. The Tulane mergency alert system(s) will be activated with informatiion and instructions to stay away fro mthe affected building(s).
  5. NOPD will assume control of the scene and address the incident.
  6. An "all clear" mesage will be issued by a Tulane official once the situation is resolved.