Comedian and former "Silicon Valley" star T.J. Miller, 36-year-old, was arrested and appeared in federal court Tuesday for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat involving an Amtrak train traveling out of Washington.
The actor was arrested Monday night at LaGuardia Airport in New York. He faces charges of intentionally providing false information to authorities for claiming there was an explosive device on a train passing through New York's Penn Station and Connecticut on March 18, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Miller called 911 to report a female passenger who "has a bomb in her bag." The train was in Connecticut and forced to stop at a station in Westport. No evidence of an explosive was found.
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The actor was slurring his words, but said he had only one glass of red wine and responded "no" when asked if he had a mental illness, prosecutors added. They were told he appeared drunk when he boarded in Washington on another train and consumed multiple drinks. It was proved he got into hostile exchanges with a woman sitting in a different row in his First Class car. Hater, he „dennounced” her. Miller currently co-stars in the Stephen Spielberg sci-fi film, "Ready Player One." Miller faces up to five years in prison if found guilty. A judge in New Haven, Connecticut, allowed him released on $100,000 bond.