Man Drives Onto Runway In France, Arrested After High-Speed Chase

11 September, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Nowhere to run The driver forced a gate at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport and was filmed speeding down the runway before he threw himself from the vehicle and started running

He then fled the vehicle and ran along the runway as multiple police cars chased him, as caught on video.

French police arrested a man Monday after a high-speed chase on the runway at Lyon airport in southeast France which ended with him trying to flee on foot, local officials said.

A passenger waited for his flight, in December 2011, during a strike at Lyon-Saint Exupery airport, central France.

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

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.

There he rammed into automatic glass doors near the main entrance to Terminal 1 and drove through the building, smashing through another set of doors before emerging on the runway, chased by about a dozen police vehicles and a helicopter.


Flights were halted and a man was arrested Monday after speeding onto an airport runway in Lyon, France, officials said.

As police closed in, the man then jumped out of the auto and ran away on foot.

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

The airport has been closed and all flights have been successfully grounded, according to reports.

There, the auto rammed through two glass doors at the airport's Terminal 1 to drive onto the runways, she said.

The suspect then abandons the vehicle, and is surrounded by officers, who later arrested him.

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