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T.J. Miller's Fake Bomb Threat Charge Dropped, 'Silicon Valley' Star's Past Brain Surgery Had Influence In Decision

Jul. 30 2021, Published 9:44 a.m. ET

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T.J. Miller is off the hook after prosecutors decided to drop the fake bomb threat charges against him.

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The former Silicon Valley star is no longer facing jail time for the 2018 incident, where he called in a false bomb threat while riding an Amtrak train.

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According to reports, prosecutors in Connecticut dismissed the case on Thursday, citing the actor's past brain surgery as one reason for their decision.

“The government makes this request based upon: (1) expert medical analyses and reports regarding the defendant’s prior brain surgery and its continued neurological impacts, which cast doubt upon the requisite legal element of ‘intent’ to commit the charged offense(of what turned out to be a false 911 call)," the prosecutors' filing said.

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"(2) the defendant having entered agreements both to make full financial restitution for the costs of the law enforcement response to the false 911 call,” it continued, adding that Miller agreed to “a thorough and necessary program of Cognitive Remediation to render any recurrence of such conduct most highly unlikely.”

Miller was arrested in April 2018 at t La Guardia Airport in New York.

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He was released on $100,000, but faced up to five years in prison for "intentionally" calling 911 and falsely reporting a female passenger had "a bomb in her bag.”

A bomb squad came out to the scene and found no evidence to support Miller's accusations.

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Come to find out, the train Miller was traveling on wasn't even the one he reported seeing the alleged bomb on.

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Investigators searched the second train and again, found no evidence of a bomb.

An Amtrak employee told police the Silicon Valley actor was removed from the train in New York because he was intoxicated. When asked about alcohol consumption on the 911 call, Miller reportedly told the operator he only had one glass of red wine.

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"The attendant also advised that Miller had been involved in hostile exchanges with a woman who was sitting in a different row from him in the First Class car,” stated a press release at the time.

It was later alleged that Miller had a vendetta against the woman, and falsely called in the bomb threat.

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