Todd Joseph “T.J.” Miller who is best known for his roles in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Ryan Reynold’s “Deadpool” was arrested Monday night for allegedly making a bomb threat after he argued with a woman with on an Amtrak train on March 18. If convicted, Miller could face up to five years in prison.
The New York Daily News reported Miller was arrested by NYPD, Port Authority police and the FBI following a comedy show in Canada. He was taken to a Connecticut federal courthouse where he was released on $100,000 bond later the next day.
Miller is accused of calling 911 and claiming that there was a woman with a bomb on the train. CNN reported that Miller described the woman who he had been arguing with just minutes before.
The train Miller was on stopped at the next scheduled stop and detrained. Authorities searched the train and found no evidence of any explosives or materials. The operator called Miller back and he reportedly gave a different description of the woman the second time.
According to a Department of Justice press release, Miller told law enforcement the woman “kept checking her bag without taking anything out; kept asking the first-class attendant what the next stop was, and seemed to want to get off the train and leave her bag behind.”
After interviewing the staff abroad the train, it was determined that Miller was involved “in hostile exchanges with a woman who was sitting in a different row from him in the first-class car” and that he was allegedly intoxicated.
Authorities asked Miller if he had been drinking or suffered from any mental illness. NBC News reported that Miller said he had a glass of wine.
When he spoke to detectives, Miller said he was “worried” about everyone on the train. “This is the first time I’ve ever made a call like this before,” he said. “I am worried for everyone on that train. Someone has to check that lady out.”
Miller left the hit HBO show Silicon Valley in 2017 citing creative differences.