Man Arrested after Crashing Car at Tulsa Airport

May 28, 2013

Taxi cabs parked out side for the Tulsa Airport
Taxi cabs parked out side for the Tulsa Airport
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested after crashing his car through a fence at Tulsa International Airport.

Police say the incident began late Monday when an officer noticed a stolen vehicle at a nearby motel. Tulsa television station KTUL reports  a man saw the police officer in the motel parking lot, jumped in the car and sped away.

Authorities say the pursuit ended when the man crashed the car into a fence near the south end of the airport. He was arrested shortly after the crash.

Police say the man won't face federal charges because he didn't drive past a restrictive barrier at the airport. Airspace above the airport was closed for a short time as a police helicopter searched for the suspect, but no flights were delayed.