Woman Charged with Making Bomb Threats to Resorts, Venues

Surveillance footage helps ID woman who allegedly made anthrax and bomb threats against Opryland resort, Nashville police chief and more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Federal authorities said Monday they have charged a Nashville woman with making a series of bomb and anthrax threats in letters left at locations around the city.

Piettia Heifner York, 47, was arrested Friday after she was caught on surveillance video dropping off a letter at the Hickory Hollow Mall. She was arrested as she was waiting for a bus.

She was charged in connection with 16 threatening letters.

Investigators said that the letters made bomb threats and frequently contained a white power that now has been identified as baking soda.

The letters were sent to a synagogue, the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and a showboat the hotel operates and even Police Chief Ronal Serpas.