The French national who was arrested at the V. C Bird International Airport last Thursday for causing a bomb scare while boarding a LIAT flight has been convicted and fined.
The man, identified as 43 years old Francious Boisneuf was reportedly on board flight 523 on the regional carrier when he made terror remarks to the air hostess while handing over his boarding pass.
He reportedly asked the woman, “How do you know I am not a terrorist?” and further stated, “I come to bomb up the plane!”
The air hostess reported the matter to the captain and lawmen were called in causing the flight to be delayed.
Boisneuf who is originally from Guadeloupe was removed from the plane where a bomb squad did a sweep of the aircraft but however ended with no explosives being found.
He was arrested and charged with False Alarm of Bomb Threat and pleaded guilty to the offence after appearing before Magistrate Conliffe Clarke at the St. John’s Magistrate Court.
Due to his background and the prestigious record of his family back in Guadeloupe, the magistrate warned that he should have known better noting that his words created security concerns and must face the consequences.
The 43 yrs old was ultimately convicted and fined $4,000 forthwith. In default, he risk spending six months at Her Majesty’s Prison. The maximum penalty for the offence was a $5,000 fine or 12 months in prison.