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Cleveland Hopkins International Airport flights halt after car rolls down runway


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – All flights from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport have been ordered to stay grounded or divert from CLE on one of the busiest travel days of the year after that a car drove through an airfield gate and onto the runway, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport confirmed. .

The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

After the suspect drove onto the tarmac through the west gate in an attempt to evade police, he abandoned the car on the runway and attempted to flee, according to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport said Cleveland police quickly nabbed the suspect.

“To maintain the highest level of safety and security, operations have been temporarily suspended,” Cleveland Hopkins International Airport said.

All incoming flights have been diverted, with takeoffs at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport being delayed.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport said normal airport operations have resumed.

According to a spokesperson for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, there was no safety risk to anyone in the terminal.

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This investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.


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