Actor T.J. Miller Arrested For False Terror Threat

Deadline Hollywood reports:

Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller has been charged with calling in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train, federal authorities say. Miller was arrested Monday night at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. Miller appeared today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven and was released on a $100,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum term of five years in prison.

Variety reports:

According to a press release from authorities, the actor allegedly called 911 on March 18 in New Jersey, and reported that he was on an Amtrak Train traveling from Washington, D.C., toward New York City’s Penn Station, and that a female passenger “has a bomb in her bag.” A bomb squad found no evidence of any explosive devices on the train.

The officer who spoke to the comedian — who changed kept changing his description of the woman — suspected that Miller was under the influence of alcohol. Miller told the officer, “This is the first time I’ve ever made a call like this before. I am worried for everyone on that train. Someone has to check that lady out.”

Investigators found that the “Emoji Movie” star had actually been traveling on a different train than the one reported. The complaint alleges that Miller, motivated by a grudge against the subject female, called 911 to relay false information about a bomb on the train.

Multiple federal and state anti-terrorism task forces are involved in the case. Miller, for his part, is tweeting away as if nothing happened.