Car Crashes – Flies Through Keflavik Airport Arrivals Hall

The damages in Keflavik Airport. Photo/Víkurfréttir

A police chase on Reykjanes Peninsula ended with a car being driven straight into the arrivals hall of Keflavik Airport this weekend, with glass shattering all over the airport’s arrival hall. It isn’t clear if anybody was injured, but luckily the incident didn’t occur during the busy hours. Damages are being assessed. Earlier on in a line of events, the driver punched a police officer and dragged a woman out of her vehicle that he then crashed into the airport terminal.

The man was originally driving another car when, pursued by the police he had seemed to be ready to pull over and give up after driving his car into a traffic cone at a roundabout in Keflavik. A witness says that the man in his twenties walked out of the car with his hands in the air like he was ready to surrender. A lone police officer then walked up to him, ready to put the man in handcuffs, at which point the man punched the officer in the face. He then ran towards a line of cars on the road, knocked on the window of one of the vehicles and dragged the driver, who was alone in the car, out and drove off. Shortly after, police cars where seen speeding after him in a chase that sent the driver flying straight in through the entrance of the Leifur Eiriksson aerodrome. Police has confirmed the car chase but has not been willing to comment on the case any further.

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