Miles Brockman Richie and Lionel Richie
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Miles Brockman Richie was reportedly detained and issued a caution at Heathrow Airport on Saturday

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January 21, 2019 08:55 AM

Lionel Richie‘s son Miles Brockman Richie was allegedly detained by police at Heathrow Airport on Saturday after he threatened to detonate a bomb and punched an airport security guard, according to TMZ.

The outlet reports that eyewitnesses said Miles, 24, was angry after not being allowed on a flight and claimed that he had a bomb in his bag that he would detonate if he was not allowed to board. After security showed up, he allegedly got into an altercation, punching one of the guards before police arrived and detained him, according to TMZ.

A rep for Lionel, 69, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

“On Saturday, 19 January, 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 Metropolitan Police told PEOPLE in a statement, declining to identify Richie as the person involved in the incident.

Under U.K. law, a caution is not a criminal conviction but rather a warning given out for minor crimes, according to gov.uk.

TMZ reports that Miles was released after accepting the caution. It is unclear why he initially was not allowed on the flight.

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Miles Brockman Richie
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Miles is a fashion model, who made his runway debut at New York Fashion Week last February, according to W magazine.

His mother is Diane Alexander, who was married to Lionel from 1995 to 2004.

Lionel has two other children: Nicole Richie, 37, and Sofia Richie, 20.

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