The New York Daily News report:
A self-proclaimed “incel” YouTuber who previously grabbed headlines for climbing the Queensboro Bridge was arrested Wednesday for making a bomb threat at a Manhattan restaurant, authorities announced.
Malik Sanchez, known online as “Smooth Sanchez,” walked into an outdoor seating area in the Flatiron on Feb. 13 and announced the hoax threat, prosecutors said. He posted the entire prank online.
“Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Bomb detonation in two, in two minutes. I take you with me and I kill all you. I kill all you right now. And I kill all you for Allah. Come on. I do it, bomb now, bomb now,” he said.
Law & Crime reports:
According to the complaint, the startled women gathered their belongings and went inside the restaurant, and prosecutors say that four others in the outdoor seating area ran away. But Sanchez appeared to be pleased with the performance, prosecutors said.
“Yo, all of them scattered,” Sanchez is quoted saying. “Holy shit. Holy shit boys. That was fucking five stars. That was five stars. Holy shit, huh?” At least one person dialed 911, but prosecutors say that Sanchez had left the area before police arrived.
The New York Post reports:
In a charging document, an FBI agent wrote that he reviewed a number of videos that showed Sanchez accosting other women on Manhattan streets, including one in which he praises Elliot Rodgers, a self-proclaimed incel who killed several people in California in 2014.
“F—k you, you b—ch. It’s cause of you, it’s cause of you that I’m a virgin — I have incel rage. You know what? Elliot Rodgers was good. Elliot Rodgers was a good guy,” he said in the video, according to the complaint.
In another video, he turned to a group of people on a stoop and said, “I pull out Glocks, baby,” while invoking Rodgers’ name.
Sanchez’s other alleged stunts include screaming threats at people wearing masks while his live-stream audience eggs him on and sends donations. His YouTube channel remains active at this writing, with a new video posted in the last few hours. He faces five years in federal prison.
A Self-Identified ‘Incel’ YouTuber Known as ‘Smooth Sanchez’ Was Just Arrested for a Hoax Bomb Threat in New York Cityhttps://t.co/82tvbNcqMv
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