New Details Revealed About The Arrest Of 'Silicon Valley' Star TJ Miller For Calling In A Fake Bomb Threat

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Miller was arrested Monday night for the bogus bomb claim.

Who is TJ Miller? TJ Miller, an actor most famously known for his role on Silicon Valley, was taken into custody on Monday night for calling in a fake bomb threat. The FBI caught him in a lie that happened on March 18th, 2018 while he was on an Amtrak train traveling from Washington D.C. to New York. 

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Allegedly, there was a suspicious woman who kept checking her bag and it didn't sit right with the actor. He made the 911 call claiming  the woman had "brown hair and a scarf on." Later during a follow-up interview, he changed his story to claim she had "red hair, a red scarf, and a black suitcase." 

On his initial call to police, he claimed the woman "kept checking her bag without taking anything out and asked an attendant when the next stop was." He also said it was the first time he'd ever made a call like this and that he was worried about everyone on the train. 

After the call was made, authorities stopped the train at Green's Farms Station in Westport, Connecticut. Passengers were evacuated and had to wait in the freezing cold while police vehicles and bomb-sniffing dogs checked out the scene. Four women were also detained for questioning.

Later, it was revealed that Miller was on a completely different train. The attendant on the train Miller was actually on stated the actor appeared very intoxicated though Miller claimed he had only one glass of red wine when questioned by police. The attendant also stated Miller had a hostile exchange with another female passenger who was sitting in a different row of the first-class compartment. That woman was also questioned by the FBI. 

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If TJ Miller is found guilty of calling in a fake bomb threat, he could face up to five years in jail. On Tuesday morning Miller was released on $100,000 bail.  

Here's some more new details about the TJ Miller fake bomb threat scandal:

1. Miller exited the HBO hit show Silicon Valley after "creative differences" with the showrunners.

Miller's character was very popular on the show so many fans were left wondering why he was written out. The producers say it was a mutual agreement between the actor and themselves. They did leave his exit "open-ended" in case he wanted to come back. Miller later claimed leaving the show felt like "a breakup". 

2. He's an outspoken marijuana user.

Miller hasn't been shy about his advocation for pot. He claims it's one of the biggest similarities between himself and his character from Silicon Valley. 

3. He underwent brain surgery after learning about an undiagnosed cerebral arteriovenous malformation. 

He describes the whole experience as an eye-opener and claimed he became more philosophical. 

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4. He was previously arrested for assaulting an Uber driver. 

In December of 2016, Miller was arrested and spent some time in jail for allegedly assaulting an Uber driver over an argument about Donald Trump. He was released on a $20,000 bail. 

5.  He's been married to his wife Kate Gourney since 2015.

The long-time couple got engaged back in 2014 after a few years of dating. They were married on September 6, 2015 at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Kate is an actress and mixed-media artist. 

Molly Given is a writer living in Philadelphia and lover of all things to do with mystery and magic in life. When she’s not writing her fingers off she can be found planning her next adventure in a new part of the world.