Federal prosecutors have reportedly filed to dismiss charges against Deadpool actor T.J. Miller after he was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of calling in a fake bomb threat on a train.
The Connecticut prosecutors announced the decision in paperwork and cited a medical explanation for the 40-year-old’s actions. They also cited Miller’s agreement to pay restitution for the law enforcement response to the call.
The request to dismiss the charges was based on "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)."
According to the filing, the Silicon Valley star has also agreed to participate in "a thorough and necessary program of Cognitive Remediation to render any recurrence of such conduct most highly unlikely."
A hearing is reportedly slated for Friday, July 30, in Connecticut District Court, where federal officials will make moves to dismiss the case, Deadline reported.
The terms of the dismissal were also agreed with by Miller’s attorney, according to prosecutors.
In April 2018, Miller was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. He was charged with intentionally conveying false information to law enforcement.
According to prosecutors, Miller had called 911 on March 18, 2018, while he was on an Amtrak train from Washington D.C. to New York, and alleged that a female passenger with brown hair and a brown scarf had been carrying a bomb in her bag. The train stopped at a Connecticut station and was searched, but a bomb was not found.
He reportedly faced up to five years behind bars if convicted.
Several years earlier, Miller had undergone brain surgery following a hemorrhage and several seizures. He previously explained that "a golf ball-sized" piece of his frontal lobe had been removed.
Miller previously attributed the 2018 incident to a "manic episode."
"What is great about what happened with that misunderstanding of the federal government is that I connected with and found a neuropsychologist who was able to say, 'Look, what you needed after surgery didn’t exist then,'" Miller told Venus "Dr. V" Nicolino on her "The Tea with Dr. V" podcast earlier this month.
Miller told Nicolino that he is working with a team of professionals and learning to manage his mania via therapy.