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Bomb Threat

Stay calm and keep your voice calm.

Pay close attention to details.

Talk to the caller to obtain as much information as possible.

Take notes.

Ask questions:

  • When will it explode?
  • Where is it right now?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • Where did you leave it?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Who is the target?
  • Why did you plant it?
  • What is your address?
  • What is your name?

Observe the caller’s:

  • Speech patterns (accent, tone)
  • Emotional state (angry, agitated, calm, etc.)
  • Background noise (traffic, people talking and accents, music and type, etc.)
  • Age and gender

Write down other data:

  • Date and time of call
  • How threat was received (letter, note, telephone)

Follow police instructions

Call UTAPD 817.272.3381 to provide your notes or checklist from the telephone call or the bomb threat. Additional information see Bomb Threat Guidance.

Emergency or crime in progress: Dial 817-272-3003 //
Report a crime or non-emergency: Dial 817-272-3381