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Hostage Situation

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The key to surviving a hostage situation is staying calm and following these guidelines:
  • In the event a hostage situation occurs, remain calm and immediately notify the Otterbein University Police Department at (614) 823-1222 or call 911.
  • Provide as much information as possible, and, if safe to do so, remain on the line.
  • If safe to do so, evacuate the building. Carefully avoid the attention of the hostage taker(s).
  • DO NOT take action to intervene.
  • If building evacuation is not possible, go to the nearest room or office and close and/or lock the door(s). If the door(s) cannot be locked, barricade it with anything you have available (desks, tables, chairs, etc.).
  • Move away from the door(s) and stay low.
  • Remain quiet and act as if no one is in the room.
  • Wait for the Otterbein University Police Department or law enforcement to escort you out of the building.

/ Otterbein Police

In Case of Emergency
Dial 9-1-1

Call (24 hours) 
p/ (614) 823-1222
e/ Police@Otterbein.edu
f/ (614) 823-1999

194 West Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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