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What to Do in Case of a Bomb Threat

A bomb or incendiary device can take almost any form and can be triggered in a wide variety of ways. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should a suspicious object be touched or moved.

  • Contact Campus Police (203) 932-7070
    • Give the location of where there is a possible threat, as well as a description of what the suspicious package looks like.
  • Immediately remove yourself and others from the area and report to the building’s muster point.
  • While evacuating the building, leave doors and windows open if they already are.
    • This will dissipate the energy of a potential explosion.
  • While at the building’s muster point, await further instructions by Campus Police.
  • Follow all instructions given by Campus Police throughout the duration of the incident.
  • Do not return to the building or area until Campus Police has deemed it clear

If you receive a phone call about a bomb threat:  

  • Remain calm.
  • Get as much info as possible...
    • Where is device?
    • When will it go off?
    • What does it look like?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • Why are you doing this?
    • What is your name?
    • Any background noises?
    • Anything unusual about caller's voice?
  • Call, or have someone call, 9-1-1.
  1. Emergency Contact

    For Police, Fire or Medical Emergencies, dial 911 or the UNH Police Emergency number at 203-932-7070.

    When in doubt, in any emergency please call immediately.

    On campus, you can also use the emergency call boxes or red emergency phones in academic buildings.