Man Arrested in Extraordinary Airport Car Chase

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

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PARIS (AP) — Pursued by police vehicles, a man smashed a stolen car Monday into security barriers at two airports in Lyon, southeast France, and then crashed through two glass doors of a terminal and sped onto the runway, before being arrested. The dramatic car chase was captured on amateur video. It showed the car hitting a bump, going airborne and landing in a cloud of dust at Lyon’s international Saint-Exupery airport. The driver jumped…

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