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Suspicious Letters and Packages

A suspicious letter or package may have some of these indications:

  • No return address
  • Restrictive markings
  • Excessive postage
  • Misspelled words
  • Addressed to a title only, or an incorrect title
  • Badly typed or written
  • Protruding wires
  • Lopsided or uneven
  • Rigid or bulky
  • Strange odor
  • Oily stains, discolorations or crystallization on wrapper
  • Excessive tape or string

If you receive a suspicious letter or package:

  • Treat it as suspect! Call LCC Police by dialing 911.
  • Handle with care. Don't shake or bump.
  • Isolate the letter or package.
  • Don't open, smell or taste.

If a parcel is open and/or a threat is identified:

  • For a bomb:
    • Evacuate immediately.
    • Call LCC Police by dialing 911.
  • For radiological:
    • Limit exposure - don't handle.
    • Evacuate immediately.
    • Shield yourself from the object.
    • Call LCC Police by dialing 911.
  • For biological or chemical:
    • Limit exposure - don't handle.
    • If exposed, isolate yourself from others to prevent spreading the agent.
    • Call LCC Police by dialing 911.
    • Flush exposed skin with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes.

(Source: FBI General Information Bulletin 2000-3)

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