A white car is seen careening across the dirt and onto the runway before the fugitive throws himself from the vehicle and starts running.

UPDATE Lyon Airport, France reopened at 15:30 local time.

During closure, flights diverted to to Marseille and Geneva.

The individual was driving a white car on the Highway A43 towards the airport when he drove into security barriers on the highway.

Police began to chase him as he drove past the security barriers towards Lyon airport, onto the runway of Terminal 1.

The man has been arrested.

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