Silicon Valley star TJ Miller arrested for alleged false bomb threat


He was taken to federal court in New Haven, Conn., for allegedly making a bogus bomb threat involving a woman with whom he'd been arguing on the train.

Miller, a 36-year-old comedian best known for his starring role in the HBO series "Silicon Valley", which he left last year, was arrested Monday night at LaGuardia Airport, according to the United States Attorney for the District of CT. After the threat was called in, the train had time to cross two state borders before authorities stopped and searched it, over an hour and a half after Miller deboarded in NY.

Former Silicon Valley actor TJ Miller has been charged for allegedly reporting a fake bomb threat while travelling on a train in the USA, officials said.

The train was stopped and searched in CT and got the all-clear, launching the investigation into the veracity of the T.J. Miller 911 call. The attendant stated that MILLER appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington, that he consumed multiple drinks on the train, and that he had been removed in NY owing to his intoxication.

A first class attendant told investigators Miller appeared intoxicated when he boarded and had subsequently been removed from the train in NY. He's been booked, and was released Tuesday after providing $100,000 bond.

If convicted, the actor could face a maximum of five years in prison.

After his arrest on Monday, the actor appeared in court the day after and was released on a Dollars 100,000 bond. While on the train, T.J. called the feds to report that a woman with brown hair and a scarf. Though an Amtrak attendant reported that Miller appeared to be intoxicated when he boarded the train, he said he had only consumed "one glass of wine". A search of the woman found no evidence that she was carrying a weapon or doing anything suspicious. They also found that she would have been out of Miller's view unless he stood up repeatedly to observe her.

Actor T.J. Miller called 911 to falsely claim that a woman he got into an argument with over loud cellphone conversations on a train had a bomb in her luggage, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Miller was reportedly in the train's First Class auto while travelling from Washington, DC, to Penn Station in NY.

Meanwhile, Miller is reported to have become intoxicated while on board his own train, and there are reports that he got into an argument in the First Class auto. "The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Henry K. Kopel".

HuffPost reached out to Miller's reps, who did not immediately respond. In 2016, he was arrested due to the alleged assault of an Uber driver over a disagreement about Donald Trump. He also has been accused of - but not charged - sexual misconduct by a former college girlfriend. The woman told The Daily Beast she made a decision to tell her story because of the #MeToo movement. Miller and his wife of two years, Kate, denied the allegations in a statement to USA TODAY.