Bomb Threat

If you receive a bomb threat:

Contact Security immediately at the appropriate number below:
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center: 212-746-0911
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center: 212-305-2222
NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital: 212-932-4400
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center: 914-682-9100 ext. 2424
NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network: 911, then local Security

Provide the information below to Security:

  • Exact time the bomb threat was received.
  • Exact location where bomb threat was left (phone number where it was received or location where note was found).
  • Exact bomb threat message.
  • Other information that may be important.
  • Stay on the line until Security ends the call.
  • Follow instructions from Security or other emergency personnel.

If you receive a bomb threat via telephone:

  • Remain calm, courteous and do not interrupt the caller.
  • Note the exact time of the call.
  • Write down the caller's exact words.
  • If you have caller ID, write down the caller's phone number and any other information displayed.

Ask the caller:

  • When will the bomb explode?
  • Where is the bomb?
  • What will cause the bomb to explode?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • Did you place the bomb?
  • Why did you place the bomb?
  • What is your name and address?

While you are speaking with the caller, write down descriptive details and impressions:

  • Was the caller male or female?
  • What is the caller's age range?
  • Did the caller have an accent or distinctive speech pattern?
  • What was the caller's tone of voice and attitude (nervous, calm, angry)?
  • Did the call seem to be a recording?
  • Did you hear background voices or noises that could identify the caller's location?


NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

Security Department
Phone: 212-932-4400

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Security Department
Phone: 212-305-2222

NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

Security Department
Phone: 212-312-5110 – external calls
Phone: ext. 3333 – internal calls

NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Security Department
Phone: 212-342-2222

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Security Department
Phone: 212-746-0911

NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center

Security Department
Phone: 914-682-9100, ext. 2424