Bomb Threat Checklist

Note phone number: _____________________

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