Man charged over Brisbane Airport bomb hoax to stay behind bars

A man accused of arming himself with a knife and threatening to blow up Brisbane International Airport will remain behind bars.

Gamal Elsaied Elboushi, 50, was charged after triggering an emergency incident at the airport on February 2 which forced the evacuation of the terminal.

Elboushi is accused of brandishing a knife and threatening a woman in the airport food court before placing a metal object on a table claiming it was a bomb.


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It’s believed the Surfers Paradise man was attempting to stop his wife from boarding an international flight.

The airport was locked down for two hours while trains where also halted.

The incident also sparked another emergency on the Gold Coast with parts of Surfers Paradise placed into lockdown while Police searched Bruce Bishop Car Park over fears explosives may have been in a vehicle.

Elboushi is charged with one count each of contravene a domestic violence order, stalking with a weapon, stealing and serious assault police.

He has also been charged with two counts each of making a false statement which can be inferred that there is a plan to damage or destroy a commonwealth air navigation facility, bomb hoax, and common assault.

His first court appearance was delayed after spending several days in hospital.

He did not apply for bail in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday and was remanded in custody to reappear in court on March 11.

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