Excessive tape or string
Oily spots or
Ticking, sloshing or
size, weight, or
felt through or
noticeable on outside
the package or
• Do not x-ray
with threatening or
Placed near ventilation
Postmarked from a location
that does not match the
• Misspelled words
• Mistyped or handwritten
Not addressed to a specific
Wrong titles or names
No or strange return
Unexpected point of origin
Missing postal stamp
Includes biotoxins, nerve agents,
blister agents, caustic or corrosive
substances, organic solvents,
choking agents, metallic poisons,
incapacitating agents, etc.
Suspicious envelopes containing
ricin have been mailed to Public
• Can be in the form of a powder, a
mist, a pellet, or it can be dissolved
in water or weak acid
• Death from ricin poisoning may
take place within 36 to 72 hours of
exposure, depending on route of
exposure (inhalation, ingestion, or
injection) and dose received
disease, and death
• Small Pox
weapons is a
designed to cause death
or injury that have:
An initiator (fuse)
Main charge (explosive fill)
A power source
Use explosives alone or in
combination with toxic
toxins, or radiological
Dirty Bombs or
devices (RDD), are
Injures or kills via the
initial blast of the
explosives, and by
can be found anywhere
• Mail Rooms
• Public buildings such as
libraries, churches, malls,
Near ventilation systems
Mass transit systems
Outside / public events
Mail rooms face the
• Employ professional security
Have security personnel
greet all employees and
visitors and examine their
Restrict access to the facility
to authorized users only
Keep detailed logs of visitor
arrivals and departures
Install an intrusion detection
Place package or envelope on stable
WASH hands with soap and water
Turn off fans or equipment that circulates air
Evacuate / secure the area
Notify appropriate persons or authorities
radios or cellular phones near the
Look closely at it
Show it to others
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