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Comedian T.J. Miller Arrested For Making Bomb Threat Against Connecticut-Bound Train

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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.  That’s 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.

Patrick Skahill is a reporter and digital editor at Connecticut Public. Prior to becoming a reporter, he was the founding producer of Connecticut Public Radio's The Colin McEnroe Show, which began in 2009. Patrick's reporting has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All Things Considered. He has also reported for the Marketplace Morning Report. He can be reached at pskahill@ctpublic.org.

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