Work-Related Reporting

DCist reports that the World Bank is closed today after receiving a bomb threat in the last couple of days. This is noteworthy because I work about four blocks from the WB, and my bus stop is directly across the street. This is also noteworthy because unless I missed it, the university didn’t notify us that there had been a bomb threat in the neighborhood.

I suppose after living in a city for a while, these things stop being strange, but it’s still awfully weird to me.

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  1. Holy cheese! I heard about this and didn’t give it much thought. I SHOULD have! And yes, I think it is a bit odd that you weren’t notified by University officials. Glad things are okay!

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  2. From the UIUC “What to do when the whole world is ending” powerpoint and check list:

    Questions to ask during a phoned-in bomb threat:

    1. When is bomb going to explode?
    2. Where is the bomb?
    3. What does it look like?
    4. What kind of bomb is it?
    5. What will cause it to explode?
    6. Did you place the bomb?
    7. Why?
    8. Where are you calling from?
    9. What is your address?
    10. What is your name?
    Caller’s voice: (circle)
    Calm
    Disguised
    Nasal
    Angry
    Broken
    Stutter
    Slow
    Sincere
    Lisp
    Rapid
    Giggling
    Deep
    Crying
    Squeaky
    Excited
    Stressed
    Accent
    Loud
    Slurred
    Normal
    If voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?
    Were there any background noises?

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