Entertainment T.J. Miller Arrested for Allegedly Calling in a Fake Bomb Threat

20:01  10 april  2018
20:01  10 april  2018 Source:   The Hollywood Reporter

Flight returns to Singapore after alleged bomb threat

  Flight returns to Singapore after alleged bomb threat A flight operated by budget airline Scoot was Thursday escorted back to Singapore by fighter jets after a passenger allegedly made a bomb threat, police and the airline said. The flight bound for Hat Yai in Thailand landed safely at the city-state's Changi Airport at 3:23 pm (0723 GMT), said an airline statement.It had taken off from Singapore about two hours earlier, the city-state's Straits Times newspaper reported.It was escorted by Singapore air force fighter jets, said Scoot, which is the budget arm of Singapore Airlines. The Straits Times said this was usual procedure for such incidents.

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Getty Images. A deaf West Virginia man was arrested in Texas on Wednesday for calling in a fake bomb threat to blow up the Statue of Liberty – which Smith goes to a school for the deaf and blind, and allegedly made the 911 call using a service that lets hearing-impaired people make phone calls .

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Todd Joseph "T.J." Miller was taken into custody Monday night at LaGuardia Airport, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter

The former Silicon Valley star was arrested for allegedly "intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut," according to authorities. 

Miller allegedly made the bomb threat on March 18. 

Miller appeared Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven and was released on a $100,000 bond, according to authorities. The charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, Connecticut State Police, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, Amtrak Police Department and Westport Police Department.

A request for comment from Miller's rep was not immediately returned. 

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