Man arrested in France after airport car chase

Authorities chase a person after they drove a car across a field onto a runway at a major Lyon airport on Monday.   David Peste  Twitter

The auto then rammed through two glass doors at Saint Expuery's Terminal 1 to drive onto the tarmac.

He then smashed into a toll booth and charged across airport land chased by 20 police and gendarmerie cars, motorcyclists and a helicopter.

Video posted to social media and broadcast on French TV shows the closing moments of a dramatic chase scene, where a white auto speeds past the runway, with police in pursuit.

The airport, located 20km from the center of Lyon, handled over 10 million passengers in 2017.

A dramatic viral video of the incident captures the moment the vehicle hurtled across a field at the airport - sending a cloud of dust into the air - and drove near the runway with police in hot pursuit.

Before driving onto the runway the man had driven the auto into the glass doors of one of the airport terminals.

A white car can be seen speeding through a field toward the runway at Lyon's Saint-Exupéry international airport on Monday.   DavidPeste  Twitter
A white car can be seen speeding through a field toward the runway at Lyon's Saint-Exupéry international airport on Monday. DavidPeste Twitter

A source close to the case said the man suffered from psychiatric problems but did not have a police record, and was not on the country's watchlist for suspected radicalisation.

Several flights have been diverted away from Lyon due to the incident.

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

The driver ran off when the vehicle came to a stop but was then arrested after being tackled by officers.

Police confronted a white Mercedes seen speeding down the wrong side of the road before smashing into a security barrier at Lyon-Bron business airport.

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).




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