Lionel Richie’s Son Detained at Heathrow After Bomb Hoax

Lionel Richie’s only son, model Miles Brockman Richie, got into some hot water at a UK airport after allegedly claiming he had a bomb and then slugging a security guard, reports TMZ

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police in London told TMZ that a 24-year-old man “accepted a caution” Saturday for “communicating false information causing a bomb hoax and battery following an incident at Heathrow (Airport) Terminal 5.”

TMZ’s enforcement sources say it was Miles who was issued the caution. He was detained, later accepted the caution from police, and then released.

Eyewitnesses say Miles was trying to get on a flight, but unknown reasons wasn’t allowed. He became angry and allegedly claimed he had a bomb in his bag, which he’d detonate if he wasn’t let on to the plane.

When security showed up, Miles allegedly punched one of the guards. That’s when police intervened, detained him, and issued him the caution on site.

According to Metro, when a caution is issued, the person who receives it is not booked or charged with a crime. They also don’t need to appear in court. The caution does, however, go on their permanent record. It’s a way to keep low-level crimes out of court and a means of unclogging the criminal justice system.

Miles is lucky the incident happened in England. If he threatened to blow up a bomb followed by slugging a security guard here in the US, Lionel would have had to post up a hefty bail. 

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