T.J. Miller Arrested After Reportedly Making False Bomb Threat on a Train
By RJ Johnson - @rickerthewriter
April 10, 2018
Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller was arrested on Monday after allegedly making a bomb threat while riding an Amtrak train last March.
Authorities say the comedian was taken into custody after arriving at LaGuardia Airport by Port Authority cops and FBI agents. Miller has been accused of "intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut."
According to a report from TMZ, Miller was riding on a train from Washington D.C. to New York when he called police to report a "woman with brown hair and a scarf 'has a bomb in her bag.'" When an Amtrak police officer returned Miller's call to find out more, the comedian said the woman kept checking the bag, and seemed to want to get off the train and leave it behind.
However, Miller got the train's number wrong, and a different train was stopped in Connecticut, evacuated and searched, causing delays in service.
Police say the woman had her own version of events with Miller. She told police Miller was being "loud and belligerent" and she had gotten into an argument with the former TV star on the ride.
Miller was reportedly removed from the train in New York City after becoming too intoxicated. The train attendant said Miller had 2 glasses of wine, and 2 double Scotch and sodas. The attendant also backed up the woman's story, saying the two had "exchanged profanity" with the woman in the First Class car.
Court documents show that Miller's false report caused up to 926 hours-worth of delays for the train company, as well as disrupting several law enforcement agencies and bomb squads in two states.
Miller was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday morning and if convicted, faces up to five years in jail for making the false report.