• Letter and Parcel Bomb Recognition Points


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    The following list contains vital information on ways to recognize a letter or parcel bomb.

    LETTER AND PARCEL BOMB RECOGNITION POINTS

    • Foreign mail, air mail, and/or special delivery
    • Restrictive markings, such as "confidential" or "personal"
    • Excessive postage
    • Handwritten or poorly typed addresses
    • Incorrect titles
    • Titles but no names
    • Misspellings of common words
    • Oily stains or discoloration
    • No return address
    • Excessive weight
    • Rigid envelope
    • Lopsided or uneven envelope
    • Protruding wires or tinfoil
    • Excessive securing material, such as masking tape or string
    • Visual distractions

    ACTION TO TAKE AFTER RECEIVING A SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE OR LETTER

    • DO NOT handle the package or letter.
    • EVACUATE THE AREA in which the package or letter is located.

    NOTIFY THE MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY POLICE DEPARTMENT AT EXTENSION 4444


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