Airport shut down briefly after driver goes through gate

CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a driver breached a gate at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and drove onto the airfield, prompting a temporary shutdown of operations. An airport spokesperson told TV stations that the vehicle went through the gate at about 9 p.m. Wednesday and went onto the airfield, damaging runway lights. Officials said the driver then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot but was apprehended by Cleveland police. The airport said operations were temporarily put on hold “to maintain the highest level of safety and security.” Officials said several flights heading to Cleveland were diverted to other airports during the shutdown, which lasted for about half an hour.

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