According to local daily Lyon Capitale, a witness described how the man in question crashed through a glass barrier in Saint-Exupéry's Terminal One.
Flights at an worldwide airport in Lyon, France, have been grounded after a man rammed a vehicle into the terminal building the sped onto the runway, before eventually being detained. Police fired shots during the pursuit, the official said.
The driver smashed his vehicle through a terminal and onto the runway.
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.
He then smashed into a toll booth and charged across airport land chased by 20 police and gendarmerie cars, motorcyclists and a helicopter. It showed the auto hitting a bump, going airborne and landing in a cloud of dust at Lyon's worldwide Saint-Exupery airport.
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The driver ran off when the vehicle came to a stop but was then arrested after being tackled by officers. It was not clear whether he was armed.
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes police proceeded to arrest the man but have not yet disclosed what he is being charged with. He also wasn't on the country's watchlist for suspected radicalization.
"We're at the early stages of the inquiry, and we're in touch with the Paris prosecutors who will decide whether or not to investigate based on the facts that emerge", the Lyon prosecutor Marc Cimamonti said at a press conference.
Authorities chase a person after they drove a auto across a field onto a runway at a major Lyon airport on Monday.