FBI: Protect yourself from suspicious packages

FBI: Protect yourself from suspicious packages
Posted at 10:18 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 11:36:41-04

(WTXL) - The FBI is advising people to take steps to protect themselves from suspicious mail or packages.

Federal officials are offering the tips after suspicious packages were being mailed to a number of prominent people, including to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. 

If you see or receive a suspicious package, do not handle it, the FBI advises in a tweet. Additionally, the FBI says, isolate the suspicious package. Don't open it, smell it, or taste it.

Upon receiving a suspicious package, activate your emergency plan, and notify a supervisor, the FBI says. 

You should call 911.

If you came in contact with the package, wash your hands with soap and water. The package may contain a bomb (explosive) or radiological, biological or chemical threat.