Actor T. J. Miller charged over fake bomb threat

Keshala Dias

US actor and comedian T. J. Miller has been charged for intentionally reporting a fake bomb threat while travelling on a train, officials say.

Miller had allegedly called police and told the dispatcher that he was on an Amtrak train from Washington D.C. to New York City and that a female passenger had “a bomb in her bag.” The train had stopped and the bomb squad had searched the train, and no explosives were found.

If found guilty of the charge, Miller will have to face up to five years in prison. The actor, who is best known for his role as Erlich Bachman in the US comedy series Silicon Valley, has featured in a number of Hollywood films such as Deadpool and Cloverfield.