French Police held a driver after a high-speed chase on airport runway
Nobody was injured in the incident, which led to the suspension of all flights in and out of Lyon Saint-Exupery airport, situated in the east of the city.
A police source said the man's motives were not yet known.
Officials said that earlier the man smashed through a security barrier at Lyon-Bron business airport, about 20 kilometers away, before turning back.
The vehicle was also seen speeding the wrong way along a motorway.
The pilot told passengers that the delay was due to a helicopter being dispatched as part of the pursuit.