T.J. Miller arrested in NYC for false bomb threat

An attendant on the Amtrak commuter train that T.J. Miller was on says he "appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington," and had additional alcohol on the train to New York.

Kahron Spearman

Former Silicon Valley actor Todd Joseph "T.J." Miller was taken into custody Monday night at LaGuardia Airport for an incident that occurred on March 18, according to multiple news reports. 


The stand-up comedian was arrested for purportedly "intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut," per to a press release from the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. 

According to TMZ, Miller allegedly called '911' and told the receiving dispatcher that he was on an Amtrak Train commuting from Washington, D.C., toward Penn Station in New York City, and that a female passenger "has a bomb in her bag."


An attendant on Miller's train later stated he "appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington, that he consumed multiple drinks on the train, and that he had been removed in New York owing to his intoxication," in the press release.


Miller appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer on Tuesday in New Haven. He was released on a $100,000 bond. 

In real life, I'm not always high like Erlich is. And this will blow your readers' minds, but I'm not high when I work because it gets in the way of the comedy. I also am not a guy who's blackout-drunk, bumping into things on set. What was occurring was I was out doing stand-up all the time, even if it meant I only got three hours of sleep. So, the thing I have a problem with? It's pushing myself to do too much.

TJ Miller
Comedian, actor