Suspicious Packages / Bomb Threats

If you see something, say something!

Call 911 or 510-642-3333 via a cell phone and warn others to avoid the area.

What to look out for

  • Odd markings or too much postage
  • No return address; sender unknown
  • Heaviness or unusual thickness
  • Excessive tape or string
  • Visible wires
  • Oily or discolored wrappings
  • Powdery substances or strange odors
  • Unattended items that seem out of place

Do NOT touch a suspicious package

  • Do NOT interact with a suspicious package in any way.
  • Leave the area, close doors, and warn others to avoid the area
  • Call 911 (510-642-3333 via cell phone)
  • Wash any exposed skin with soap and water

If there's a bomb threat

  • Always treat a bomb threat like it's real
  • Evacuate the area (remain calm and exit the building as directed)
  • Leave your doors and windows open and the lights on
  • Scan your area for unfamiliar items as you leave
  • Do NOT handle any suspicious items you find
  • Do NOT activate the building's fire alarm