Hazards

Threatening Behavior

Threatening behavior is intentional behavior which would cause fear of injury or harm. It can include verbal or written words, actions, or behaviors that are intended to instill fear such as yelling at a person, destruction of property, slamming doors, or blocking and cornering.

If you encounter threatening behavior:

Even if the situation ceases, report the incident using 9-1-1 and alert others that may come into contact with this person about their behavior.

If you believe the person may require further assistance, there are programs that can help prevent threatening behavior by dealing with the early onset issues that lead to these behaviors. Some of these programs include:

For more information, contact your USF campus police department.