Bomb Threat

If you receive a bomb threat:

  • Contact Security immediately at 212-746-0911 (Off-Site, call 911) and state "I am calling from Weill Cornell Medicine. We have received a bomb threat."
  • Provide the information below:
    • Building name and physical address.
    • Exact time the bomb threat was received.
    • Exact location where bomb threat was left (phone number where it was received or location where note was found).
    • Exact bomb threat message.
    • Other information that may be important.
  • Stay on the line until Security (or 911) ends the call.
  • Follow instructions from Security or other emergency personnel.

If you receive a bomb threat via telephone:

  • Remain calm, curteous and do not interrupt the caller.
  • Note the exact time of the call.
  • Write down the caller's exact words.
  • If you have caller ID, write down the caller's phone number and any other information displayed.

Ask the caller:

  • When will the bomb explode?
  • Where is the bomb?
  • What will cause the bomb to explode?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why did you place the bomb?
  • What is your name and address?

While you are speaking with the caller, write down descriptive details and impressions.

  • Was the caller male or female?
  • What is the caller's age range?
  • Did the caller have an accent or distinctive speech pattern?
  • What was the caller's tone of voice and attitude (nervous, calm, angry)?
  • Did the call seem to be a recording?
  • Did you hear background voices or noises that could identify the caller's location?

Contact Information

Environmental Health and Safety 402 E. 67th Street,
Room LA-0020
New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-7233 Fax: (646) 962-0288