Lionel Richie‘s 24-year-old son Miles Richie was allegedly detained by authorities at the Heathrow Airport in London after he threatened to detonate a bomb and punched an airport security guard.

The model became angry after he wasn’t allowed onto a flight for undisclosed reasons. From there, outlets report that Miles claimed that he had a bomb in his bag and was going to detonate it if he wasn’t able to board the plane. Once security arrived at the scene, Miles then allegedly punched one of the guards and was detained by police. 

In a statement a Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed the incident but did not reveal the name of the person who was allegedly detained, “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.”


In the U.K., a caution does not carry the possibility of criminal conviction and are given out for what is described as “minor crimes.” Miles, who was reported to have been issued a caution and was released, is the second oldest of Richie’s three children, who also include 20-year-old Sofia Richie and 37-year-old Nicole Richie.

Miles is currently a rising model in the industry who is signed to leading agency Wilhelmina. In February 2018, Miles made his runway debut at Philipp Plein’s New York Fashion Week show. 

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