you receive a suspicious letter or package
what should you do?
- Handle with care-do not shake or bump
the letter or package and look for indicators:
- Restrictive markings
- Possibly mailed from a foreign
- Excessive postage
- Misspelled words
- Addressed to title only or incorrect
- Badly typed or written
- Protruding wires
- Lopsided or uneven
- Rigid or bulky
- Strange odor
- Wrong title with name
- Oily stains, discolorations,
or crystallization on wrapper
- Excessive tape
- Do not open, smell
- Treat it as suspect!
If parcel is open and/or a threat is identified...
a bomb: Evacuate immediately and call 911.
Radiological: Limit exposure—DO
NOT HANDLE—distance yourselves (evacuate
the area) and call 911
Biological or Chemical: Isolate the package
NOT HANDLE—call 911-shield yourself
from the object, wash your hands with
soap and water. DPS will contact the
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