Suspect arrested after crashing through fence at Salt Lake City airport, chase ended on tarmac

A man has been arrested after crashing through a fence and sprinting onto a runway at the Salt Lake City airport early Monday.

Authorities say 39-year-old Leo Greene of Salt Lake City is facing charges, including driving under the influence, fleeing and resisting arrest.

The 8-minute chase started on a public road near the airport at 3 a.m.

An airport police officer tried to stop a car with its bumper dragging, but the car took off, crashing through the fence lines and onto the tarmac area.

Authorities say Greene was arrested after a short foot chase.

He suffered minor injuries and is being treated in a hospital before being taken to the Salt Lake county jail.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Greene had a lawyer for comment on the charges.