Man arrested in extraordinary airport car chase

Done for More than a dozen officers can be seen running after him on the runway and the fugitive was apprehended at the scene

Before driving onto the runway, the man drove the into the glass doors of one of the terminals.

Dozens of police and airport officials were involved in a chaotic chase in France after a motorist drove onto the runway at Lyon's Saint-Exupéry airport.

An amateur video posted online showed the vehicle smashing into the building with a bang and showed the view afterward of the smashed doors on either side.

Authorities say police have arrested a man who rammed his auto through two glass doors at Lyon's worldwide airport and sped onto the runway.

In scenes captured on amateur video, the vehicle is seen hitting a bump, then going airborne and landing in a cloud of dust.

A police source said the man's motives were not yet known and regional security authorities said Lyon prosecutors had opened an inquiry.

The driver jumped out while the vehicle was still rolling and sprinted off on foot, pursued by a police van.

The driver first broke through a security barrier at the Lyon-Bron business airport before changing direction and heading to Lyon's main Saint-Exupery airport about 20 kilometres (12 miles) away.

Authorities chase a person after they drove a auto across a field onto a runway at a major Lyon airport on Monday.

The airport's operator suspended all flights after what it termed an "incident", before announcing on Monday afternoon that flights were "gradually resuming" and expected to be back to normal around 6:00 pm (1600 GMT).

Still chased by police, he then crashed through two glass doors at the airport's Terminal 1 to drive onto the runways.

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