During A threat, usually verbal or written, to detonate an explosive or incendiary device to cause property damage, death, or injuries, whether or not such a device actually exists. Typically delivered by telephone, the majority of such threats are intended to cause disruption, revenge, or play practical jokes, rather than warning of real devices.

• Download and complete the UM Bomb Threat Data Form.
• Call your campus emergency phone number.


If you receive a bomb threat via phone ask the following questions:
• What time/day is the bomb going to explode?
• Where is the bomb located?
• What does it look like?
• What kind of bomb is it?
• What will cause it to explode?
• Did you place the bomb?
• Why?
• What is your address?
• What is your name?

Attempt to identify the characteristics of the caller:
• Male or female
• Accent
• Sober or intoxicated
• Nervous or calm.
• Other identifiable characteristics in the caller’s voice
• Background noise


Life Threatening Emergency (All Campuses) 911
Emergency Information Hotline (All Campuses) 1-800-227-0354
University Police Department (Gables Campus) 305-284-6666
Department of Security (Medical Campus) 305-243-6000
Campus Safety (Marine Campus) 305-421-4766 or 305-710-7991
Report Suspicious Activity (State-Wide) 1-855-352-7233

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