If the threat is delivered over the phone, act as follows:

Pretend that you have not understood that it is a threat, and note down the contents. Attempt to maintain contact and ask the person as much as possible. Try to ascertain whether the person appears to be familiar with the University or its buildings.

Ask the caller the following:

  • When is the threatened action going to happen?
  • Who/What is the threat aimed at?
  • Where will the threatened action take place?
  • Why?
  • Is the threat from some organization?
  • Name? Address? Telephone number?
  • Type of threat?

Note down the following about the caller:

  • identity: man/woman, boy/girl
  • voice: clear/dark/loud/weak/dialect
  • speech: quick/slow/clear/well-spoken/stammering/lisping
  • status: calm/excited/drugged/disoriented
  • background: music/street noises/airplanes/machines/voices/radio/TV

After you finished the phonecall call 112 and ask for the police. Do also call the section for Safety and Security and inform about the situation.

Threatening Letters

It is vital that the original letter and its envelope be handled such that the police can conduct a technical investigation for fingerprints etc. As soon as the recipient realizes that it contains a threat, the original material should be placed in a protective wrapping. Do not handle it with your bare hands! Note the names of all personnel who have touched the document. Do not stamp, date or otherwise write on the letter or envelope. Contact the police at once, and turn over the evidence to them. Contact the Section for Safety and Security, who can help you reach the police.

Bombs in packages or letters, suspected bombs

Call 112 and ask for the police, and let them take over. Evacuate the area or building and lock or otherwise block off the doors to the room. After that you called the police contact the Section for Safety and Security.