Bomb Threat Checklist

Note exact wording of the threat: _____________________

Date and time of the call: _____________________

Ask and record the answers to the following questions:

  • When will the bomb explode? _____________________
  • Where is the bomb? _____________________
  • Which building is it in? _____________________
  • Who is this? _____________________
  • What kind of bomb is it? _____________________
  • Why are you doing this? _____________________

Note the following:

  1. Background noise:
    • Surroundings
      • office
      • construction
      • traffic
      • party
      • household
      • kitchen
      • factory
      • street
      • other: _____________________
    • Noises
      • PA system
      • music
      • machines
      • bells
      • static
      • siren
      • quiet
      • voices
      • laughter
      • animals
      • TV
    • Telephone Call
      • internal call
      • external call
      • phone booth
      • local
      • long distance
  2. Caller's voice:
    • Voice Quality
      • normal
      • soft/quiet
      • loud
      • slow
      • rapid
      • squeaky/high
      • deep
      • whispering
      • shouting
      • broken
      • calm
      • excited
      • nasal
      • ragged
      • raspy
      • breathy
      • cracking
    • Caller is
      • male
      • female
      • adult
      • child
    • Demeanor
      • sincere
      • disguised
      • angry
      • stressed
      • irrational
      • crying
      • giggling
      • laughing
      • intoxicated
      • righteous
      • clears throat
    • Accent
      • accented
      • local accent
      • no accent
      • foreign: describe accent?
      • distorted
      • familiar? sounds like whom?
    • Language
      • uneducated
      • educated
      • distinct
      • slurred
      • stuttering
      • lisp
      • foreign language
      • foul
    • Message
      • spoken
      • taped
      • read