Lionel Richie’s Son Detained Over Bomb Threat


Lionel Richie’s 24-year-old son, Miles Richiewas, has been allegedly detained at the Heathrow Airport in London for claiming he had an explosive device and for punching a security guard, TMZ reports. 

A spokesperson with the Metropolitan Police in a statement confirmed to reporters that an incident took place but did not reveal the individual’s name.

“On Saturday, January 19, a 24-year-old man accepted a caution for communicating false information causing a bomb hoax and battery following an incident at Heathrow Terminal 5 earlier that morning,” the statement said.

Eyewitnesses allege that Miles became angry when he was not allowed to board a flight for undisclosed reasons.

From there, the outlet reports, Miles said he was prepared to detonate the bomb in his possession if he was not led on the plane. When security arrived, Miles is alleged to have punched one of the guards.

After being detained by police, he was issued a caution and then released, according to TMZ.

Miles is the second oldest of Lionel’s three children, who also include 20-year-old Sofia Richie and 37-year-old Nicole Richie. His mother is Lionel’s ex-wife Diane Alexander. 


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