Former “Silicon Valley” actor T.J. Miller was arrested and accused of making a false bomb threat from a train last month, prosecutors said.
Miller was arrested Monday night at LaGuardia Airport in New York City and was charged with intentionally conveying false information to law enforcement, which has a maximum sentence of five years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. He was released on $100,000 bail.
Prosecutors said Miller called 911 while on an Amtrak train on March 18, saying that a woman with brown hair and a brown scarf was carrying a bomb in her bag. When the train stopped at Westport, Connecticut, Amtrak investigators had the passengers disembark and sent in a bomb squad to search the train. Nothing was found.
During the stop, Amtrak officers spoke with the attendant in the first-class car where Miller had been sitting, who said the actor appeared intoxicated when he boarded the train and had multiple drinks while onboard, prosecutors said. The attendant also said that Miller had been hostile towards a woman sitting in a different row from him on the train, prosecutors added. Investigators identified the woman and determined that she did not have the bag Miller described.
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