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The following guidelines are offered to help you reduce the possibility of exposure to any terrorist threat that may be posed by mail processing. Any situation that meets the criteria listed below should be reported to Public Safety at 831-2222 in Newark and Wilmington, and 645-4333 in Southern Delaware. Tell them the manner of the threat and the specifics about what is happening and give them your exact location so they can find you.
MAIL BOMB SCREENING/RESPONSE:
The following material is provided by the United State Post Office:
The likelihood of your ever receiving a bomb in the mail is remote. Unfortunately, however, a small number of explosive devices have been mailed over the years resulting in death, injury, and destruction of property.
What can you do to help prevent a mail bomb disaster? First, consider whether you or your organization could be a possible target. Some motives for mail bombs include revenge, extortion, love triangles, terrorism, and business disputes. Keep in mind that a bomb can be enclosed in either a package or an envelope, and its outward appearance is limited only by the imagination of the bomber. However, some unique characteristics of mail bombs may assist the identification of a suspect mailing. To apply these characteristics, it is important to know the type of mail your organization or your home receives.
Mail bombs may bear restricted endorsements such as "Personal" or "Private." These characteristics are important when the addressee does not usually receive personal mail at the office.
IF YOU ARE SUSPICIOUS OF A MAILING AND ARE UNABLE TO VERIFY THE CONTENTS WITH THE ADDRESSEE OR SENDER: DO NOT OPEN.