Suspicious Packages: What You Need to Know

Handling suspicious packages or envelopes:

  • Do not shake or empty contents.
  • Do not carry the package. Place it on a stable surface.
  • Do not sniff, touch or look closely at it or any spilled contents.
  • Leave the area, close doors, and prevent other people from entering the area.
  • Call University Police at 518-564-2022 to report suspicious packages.
  • Wash hands with soap and water to remove any contamination.
  • If possible, identify people who may have been in contact with the suspicious package.

Identifying suspicious packages and envelopes:

  • Strange labeling: too much postage, no return address, strange wording.
  • Soiled packaging: powdery substances, stains, odors.
  • Other signs: heavy weight, ticking sound, protruding wires or foil.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Michael Caraballo
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986
Email: michael.caraballo@plattsburgh.edu