The Hollywood Reporter says that T.J. Miller, star of Silicon Valley, has been arrested for “intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut.” The actor was arrested at LaGuardia Airport on Monday night after making an alleged bomb threat on March 18.
Miller, 38, is accused of calling 911 and telling the dispatcher he was on a train headed from Washington, D.C. to New York City, and a woman had a bomb in her bag. The train was stopped and a bomb squad searched the area, but no evidence of an explosive device was found.
A journalist on the train tweeted a video of the stop, saying there were about 16 police vehicles and bomb sniffing dogs. Four women were detained for questioning as well.
Authorities later determined that Miller was aboard a different train. An attendant on that train stated that Miller appeared to be intoxicated and he continued to consume alcohol while on it. He was removed from the train in New York due to his intoxication, and was allegedly involved in a heated debate with a woman sitting near him in the first class car.
Miller was released on a $100,000 bond after appearing in court on Tuesday. He faces a maximum of five years in prison for the charge.
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, Connecticut State Police, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, Amtrak Police Department and Westport Police Department are all investigating the case.
Miller starred on the comedy show for four seasons before leaving due to creative differences between him and the creators.
No comment was provided by Miller or his rep.
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