FILE - In this June 8, 2017 file photo, actor T.J. Miller attends the premiere of Netflix's "Okja" in New York. Miller was arrested Monday night, April 9, 2018, at LaGuardia Airport in New York and charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on

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Comedian T.J. Miller Accused Of Phoning In Bomb Scare

April 10, 2018 - 2:04 pm
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (1010 WINS/AP) — Actor T.J. Miller has been charged with calling 911 to falsely claim that a woman on the same Amtrak train as him had a bomb in her luggage.

Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say Miller, 36, was released on $100,000 bond after an initial appearance in federal court in New Haven on Tuesday.

The former "Silicon Valley" actor and comedian was arrested at LaGuardia Airport on Monday night.

Prosecutors say Miller called in the false bomb information on March 18 after getting into a verbal confrontation with a woman on a train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York. The train was stopped in Westport, Connecticut, where it was searched. No explosives were found.

Authorities believe Miller was intoxicated at the time he made the call, 1010 WINS' Al Jones reported.

The public defender who represented Miller on Tuesday did not return a call for comment.

(Copyright 2018 1010 WINS. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)