Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller arrested for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat
Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller was taken into custody at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on Monday night on the charge of having made a false bomb threat in March, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Authorities said that Miller "intentionally convey[ed] to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut."
While the details of the incident aren't confirmed, TMZ writes that Miller allegedly called 911 on March 18 to report that "a woman with brown hair and a scarf 'has a bomb in her bag.'" TMZ claims Miller was later removed from his train "because he was intoxicated" and that his call supposedly prompted authorities to stop a train in Connecticut to have it evacuated and searched, "causing massive Amtrak delays."
Miller was released on a $100,000 bond. His charges carry a maximum prison term of five years.
Update 12:48 p.m. ET: The FBI has released its account of Miller's arrest, confirming TMZ's report. You can read the full press release here.