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Bomb hoaxer threatening to blow up an airport in Queensland could be locked up for eight years

Bom-hoaxer threatened to blow up a Queensland airport unless officials allowed him to take his children to Egypt while shoving a knife in his pants

  • A 51-year-old man who threatened to blow up the Brisbane Airport court
  • Gamal Elsaied Elboushi pleaded guilty to the 2019 bomb hoax incident in March
  • The court heard that he had carried out the threat so that he could take his children to Egypt

A “self-obsessed” man shoved a knife into his pants, pulled out a fake bomb, and chased his estranged wife through Brisbane Airport to gain custody of his children, a court has been told.

Gold Coast 51-year-old Gamal Elsaied Elboushi has yet to be sentenced after pleading guilty in March to the 2019 bombing, gun violation, and police stealing and attack.

Elboushi smuggled a knife and a fake bomb into the suitcase at the airport’s passenger terminal.

Prosecutors are requesting an eight-year sentence on Wednesday.

Gold Coast 51-year-old Gamal Elsaied Elboushi has yet to be convicted after pleading guilty in March for the 2019 bombing, an arms crime, police stealing and attacks on the 2019 incident (photo)

Gold Coast 51-year-old Gamal Elsaied Elboushi has yet to be convicted after pleading guilty in March for the 2019 bombing, an arms crime, police stealing and attacks on the 2019 incident (photo)

Then he removed the knife and put it in his pants.

He told Australian federal police that the bomb contained C4 and that he would detonate the bomb unless he was allowed to take his children who were at the airport to Egypt.

He also threatened to stab himself.

A Queensland police officer who spoke Arabic helped spread the situation, which ended when Elboushi was shot with non-lethal beanbag rounds.

The Brisbane District Court heard on Wednesday that the Crown would request that Elboushi be sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment and that he serve at least half.

Magistrate Suzette Coates previously labeled his actions as ‘entitled’.

“They are a compelling set of facts about his belief in his right to this behavior, without any other people, his family, other members of the traveling public,” she said.

Elboushi has been taken into custody to appear in court on July 29.

Brisbane District Court heard on Wednesday that the Crown would request that Elboushi (pictured) receive an eight-year sentence and serve at least half

Brisbane District Court heard on Wednesday that the Crown would request that Elboushi (pictured) receive an eight-year sentence and serve at least half

Brisbane District Court heard on Wednesday that the Crown would request that Elboushi (pictured) receive an eight-year sentence and serve at least half

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