LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Former Silicon Valley star TJ Miller has been charged with making a pretend bomb menace whereas travelling on a prepare headed for New York, the FBI mentioned on Tuesday (April 10).
Miller, 36, who performed the egotistical tech entrepreneur Erlich Bachman on the HBO satire concerning the excessive tech neighborhood, might resist 5 years in jail if convicted, the FBI and the Connecticut US District Attorney’s workplace mentioned in an announcement.
Representatives for Miller, who left the tv present final 12 months, didn’t instantly return a name for remark.
The assertion mentioned the incident came about on March 18 and that Miller made an preliminary look in US federal courtroom in New Haven, Connecticut, on Tuesday the place he was launched on a US$100,000 (S$130,000) bond.
The actor was charged with deliberately conveying to regulation enforcement false details about an explosive gadget on a prepare.
According to the legal grievance, Miller was touring from Washington DC to New York on March 18 when he known as 911 and reported feminine passenger “has a bomb in her bag”.
Amtrak officers stopped the prepare when it bought to Connecticut, advised passengers to get off and bomb squad officers searched the prepare however found nothing.
Miller had earlier been faraway from the prepare in New York as a result of he was drunk, an Amtrak attendant advised investigators. The actor had additionally been concerned “in hostile exchanges with a woman who was sitting in a different row” within the top quality automotive.
Investigators contacted Miller by cellphone in New York and requested if he suffered from psychological sickness, the grievance mentioned.
Miller replied, “No, absolutely not. This is the first time I’ve ever made a call like this before. I am worried for everyone on that train. Someone has to check that lady out.”
Miller left Silicon Valley final 12 months after 4 seasons for what have been described on the time as inventive variations with the present’s producers.
He not too long ago appeared in Steven Spielberg’s film Ready Player One and can subsequent be seen in superhero film Deadpool 2 due out in May.