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‘Incel’ teen pleads guilty in NYC eatery bomb threat case


NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who authorities say terrorized outdoor diners at a Manhattan eatery has pleaded guilty to carrying out a hoax bomb threat. Malik Sanchez entered the plea Friday in Manhattan federal court. He admitted to making the threat at a restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood. Prosecutors say he posted to the internet a video on Feb. 13 that showed him loudly stating that a bomb was about to go off near a table where two women sat. Prosecutors say the 19-year-old Sanchez self-identifies as an “involuntary celibate” or “incel.” The mostly online group of individuals, primarily men, believe society unjustly denies them sexual or romantic attention. 

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