Suspicious Package or Item

Suspicious Package or Item

If you locate a suspicious package or object:

  • Remain calm.
  • Do not touch or move the object.
  • Do not active the fire alarm system.
  • Contact the Harvard University Police Department at (617) 432-1212
  • Evacuate only the immediate area.
  • Isolate the area and do not allow anyone to enter until HUPD has said that the area is safe.
  • Notify a supervisor.
  • Request other witnesses to remain nearby to speak with HUPD responders.
  • Remain available to assist responders. 

If you are holding a suspicious package or object:

  • Evacuate others  from the immediate area.
  • Gently set the item down on a solid surface on the floor. If there is powder or liquid, try to set the package or object down in container like a trash can or bucket. 
  • Cover the item with an article of clothing. 
  • Leave the immediate area.

Tips for identifying a suspicious package:

Harvard University
Police Department (HUPD)

 

Urgent: 617-495-1212
Longwood: 617-432-1212
Business: 617-495-1215

Visit the HUPD website for more information.