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FBI: Comedian T.J. Miller Arrested For Falsely Alleging Bomb Threat On Amtrak Train

From left, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and T.J. Miller attend the Warner Bros. "Ready Player One" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday in 2017 in San Diego. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
From left, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and T.J. Miller attend the Warner Bros. "Ready Player One" panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday in 2017 in San Diego. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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The FBI arrested actor and comedian T.J. Miller Monday night, roughly three weeks after he allegedly called in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train traveling into Connecticut.

The actor, who has appeared on HBO’s "Silicon Valley" and the movie "Deadpool," was aboard an Amtrak train on March 18 traveling from Washington D.C. to New York City when he got into a verbal altercation with a female passenger, according to a criminal complaint provided by federal prosecutors.

Investigators said both Miller and the passenger appeared intoxicated. According to the complaint, investigators said Miller, “motivated by some perceived grudge” against the woman, “knowingly, intentionally, and falsely made an emergency 911 call,” saying she was carrying a bomb.

Investigators responded to the complaint, searching the train when it arrived in Westport, Conn. But they found no explosives.

Prosecutors said Miller was released on a $100,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum prison term of five years.

This story was originally published by WNPR.

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