Suspicious Package


Warning! Do not touch, move, or open the object.


  1. Typical characteristics of a suspicious letter or parcel:
    • Excessive postage, no postage, or non-canceled postage
    • No return address or obviously fictitious return address
    • Packages that are unexpected or from someone unfamiliar to you
    • Excessive tape
    • Improper spelling of addressee names, titles or locations
    • Packages that are addressed to someone no longer with your organization or otherwise outdated
    • Rigid, bulky, lopsided, or uneven
    • Unexpected envelopes from foreign countries
    • Restrictive markings [see: United States Postal Service website]
  2. Do not touch, move or open object.
  3. Treat item as suspect.
  4. Isolate area.
  5. Evacuate immediate area.
  6. Notify Yale Police by calling 203-432-4400, by using a blue campus phone, or calling 911.
  7. Request immediate assistance and follow instructions of emergency personnel.