T.J. Miller charged with making false bomb report on train

2018-04-11 09:01
T.J. Miller

New Haven — Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on the same train as him had a bomb in her luggage.

Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say Miller was released on $100k bond after an initial appearance in federal court in New Haven on Tuesday.

The former Silicon Valley actor and comedian was arrested in New York on Monday.

In video footage, obtained by TMZ, Miller can be seen being escorted out of LaGuardia Airport by police officials.


Prosecutors say Miller called in the false bomb information on 18 March after getting into a verbal confrontation with a woman on a train travelling from Washington D.C. to New York. The train was stopped in Westport, Connecticut, where it was searched. No explosives were found.

According to a statement released by the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut on Tuesday, Miller initially told officers that a female passenger, who he identified as having brown hair and wearing a scarf, "has a bomb in her bag," BBC reports.

Miller however, changed his story when an investigator had called him back, saying the woman had "red hair" and was wearing a "red scarf".

BBC further reports that an officer detected slurring in Miller's voice, the actor told the officer he had only had one drink however a staff member reveled that Miller appeared to be intoxicated when boarding the train and consumed multiple drinks aboard.


The public defender who represented Miller on Tuesday did not return a call for comment.

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