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Malik Sanchez live-streamed himself terrorizing outdoor diners in Manhattan by pretending to be a suicide bomber faces five years in jail.
Sanchez entered a guilty plea at Manhattan federal court to convey false and misleading information and hoaxes on Friday over the February incident outside a Flatiron restaurant.
He is 19 years old.
Pretended to Be Suicide Bomber
The drama began when the online pest posted a video to his YouTube channel on February 13th that showed him loudly stating that a bomb was about to go off near a table where two women were sitting eating a meal.
‘Let’s enhance their meal,’ he suggested as he positioned himself close to the diner’s table.
Prosecutors said Sanchez loudly said: ‘Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. ‘Bomb detonation in two, in two minutes. I take you with me, and I kill all you,’ he yelled.
The women quickly jumped up from their table and fled, with several other diners sitting nearby.
‘Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Bomb detonation in two, in two minutes. I take you with me and I kill all you. I kill all of you right now. And I kill all you for Allah. F***, f*** that s***. I’m gonna Allah. I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna f*****g do it for Allah. I’m gonna do it, for, Allah, Allah, Allahu Akbar, Come on. I do it, bomb now, bomb now,’ he said.
All the while, Sanchez could be heard laughing, having been egged on by viewers to his live-streamed video – some of whom even paid him cash tips.
‘Yo, all of them scattered,’ he said. ‘Holy s*** boys. That was f***ing five stars. That was five stars.’
At least one person called 911. By the time police had responded to the scene, Sanchez was nowhere to be found, but he had left a video incident of his sick joke online.
That clip has since been removed from his official channel, although it remains on other news reports about the incident.
‘As alleged, Malik Sanchez perpetrated a hoax bomb threat at a Manhattan restaurant that frightened innocent victims, sowed chaos, and diverted precious law enforcement resources,’ Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said during a court hearing in May.
Sanchez has made several disturbing videos, all of which are posted to his YouTube channel.
In May, at a court hearing, Judge Colleen McMahon released him to home confinement three weeks after his arrest, saying she had watched the video.
‘The first thing I thought was, this is a kid who needs to be seeing a psychiatrist, this is somebody who needs mental health counseling,’ McMahon said.
‘I’ve seen the crime. I’ve seen it because he videotaped it, and he broadcast it on YouTube and it’s disgusting. It’s absolutely disgusting. It’s juvenile, it’s puerile, it’s deeply troubling, but it’s bailable,’ she added.
‘Anybody who thinks what I saw in the video was funny is definitely in need of mental health care, definitely.’
The charge he pleaded guilty to can result in a prison sentence of up to five years.
At his hearing in May, a lawyer said it was more likely any prison sentence would be measured in months rather than years.