Man denied bail over Brisbane Airport, Surfers Paradise bomb hoax

The man allegedly responsible for the bomb hoax at Brisbane Airport, which also sent parts of the Gold Coast into lock down, has been refused bail.

Gamal Elsaied Elboushi is facing multiple state and commonwealth charges related to an incident at the Brisbane International Airport back in February.

Elboushi was with his wife and two children at the airport when he allegedly produced a knife and threatened a woman in the food court before placing a metal object on a table claiming it was a bomb.


It triggered an expensive emergency response, which saw the evacuation of the airport and the suspension of plane and train services for two hours.

Another emergency was then sparked on the Gold Coast with parts of Surfers Paradise placed into lock down while Police searched Bruce Bishop Car Park over fears explosives may have been in a vehicle.

Elboushi was charged with one count each of contravening 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.

He was denied bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning, where magistrate Suzette Coates said there were no conditions she could impose to protect his family “which would restrain his family of narcissistic self-entitlement”.

Earlier article: Man charged over Brisbane Airport bomb hoax to stay behind bars