DALLAS (AP) - The main runway at
The runway was closed about 3:15 p.m. Thursday after the driverof a pickup truck sought in a carjacking crashed through achain-link gate and drove onto the tarmac and taxiways of the busyDallas airport, closing it immediately.
The chase continued around the airport taxiways and across theend of the main airport runway before police surrounded the car onthe grass beside the taxiway and pulled the driver from thecab.
The chase had wended through the freeways and side streets, withone of the truck's wheels down to a hub, before the hour-long chaseended up on the Love Field tarmac.
Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins says the airport whereSouthwest is based and hubbed was closed by the chase, but reopeneda short time after it ended and resumed normal operations. Therewas no answer to calls to the City of Dallas Aviation Department,which operates the airport.
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