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Characteristics of Suspicious Packages:
- Mail bombs may have an excessive amount of postage stamps
affixed. Commercial return addresses usually use postal
meters and are careful to use an accurate amount of postage.
Letter bombs may feel rigid, appear uneven or lopsided,
or be thick (1/4" or greater). Parcel bombs may be unprofessionally
wrapped, with several combinations of tape used to secure
the package. They may be endorsed "Fragile," "Handle with
Care,", "Do Not Delay," "Personal," "Open This End," or "Private." Parcel
bombs may make ticking, buzzing, or sloshing sounds. They
may also be wet, stained, have a chemical odor or have
protruding wires. Mail bombs may be addressed in distorted
handwriting, or the name and address may be prepared with
homemade labels or cut-and-paste lettering. The return
address may be missing.
- If You Suspect a Mail Bomb:
- Do not open the package or letters. Isolate the package
or letter in a dry area, open windows and evacuate the
immediate are. Do not cover the package or place it in
a confined space such as a desk or file cabinet. Do not
get the package wet. Call Public Safety at 2111.