‘Incel’ Malik Sanchez busted for bomb threat at NYC restaurant

An unhinged internet personality who identifies as an involuntary celibate — or “incel” — was charged by federal authorities Wednesday for allegedly threatening to detonate a bomb while yelling “Allahu Akbar” at two women eating at a Manhattan restaurant.

Malik Sanchez, who goes by the pseudonym “Smooth Sanchez” online, was busted Wednesday for the bizarre threat he allegedly carried out while live-streaming on YouTube in February, feds charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court.

During the stream, Sanchez allegedly walked up to the outdoor-seating area of a Flatiron District restaurant where two women were eating and said he was going to, “enhance their meal.”

“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,” Sanchez seethed at the women, according to court docs.

Malik Sanchez allegedly made the threat in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
Malik Sanchez allegedly made the threat in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
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“I’m gonna f—king do it for Allah,” he added.

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.

Video showed Malik Sanchez accosting women on NYC's streets.
Video showed Malik Sanchez accosting women on NYC’s streets.
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“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.

“I swear to God … They deserved to be run over and hit by a truck. They deserved to be slaughtered,” he added, speaking about Rodgers’ victims.

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Malik Sanchez was charged by federal authorities on April 14, 2021.
Malik Sanchez was charged by federal authorities on April 14, 2021.
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In another video, he turned to a group of people on a stoop and said, “I pull out Glocks, baby,” while invoking Rodgers’ name.

The New York FBI praised his arrest Wednesday.

“Anyone who intends to carry out a similar hoax should know that the FBI’s JTTF is ready and willing to respond,” FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said in a statement.

Rodgers is expected to make an initial court appearance in Manhattan federal court Wednesday afternoon.

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