D/FW International Airport police arrested a woman who held officers at bay for more than an hour Wednesday morning after refusing to exit her vehicle during a traffic stop.[[387646861,C]]
The standoff was bookended by two short chases, one that led to the standoff outside the airport's east control tower and another that ended on E. Airfield Drive near the rental car center.
D/FW officials said airport police attempted to pull over the driver on airport property and that the woman, who has not yet been identified, led police on a short chase.
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The woman eventually drove down a dead end street that led to the airport's east control tower. It was there that the woman refused to exit her vehicle for more than an hour.
The driver then turned around and drove away, headed south on E. Airfield Drive. Just past Walnut Hill, the woman's car was disabled near the rental car center and she was taken into custody.
Officials with the airport said an investigation into the incident is ongoing, and charges against the woman are pending.
The woman was transferred to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for evaluation, officials said.
During the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration briefly stopped using runways in the vicinity, but normal flight operations quickly resumed and flights were not affected.
American Airlines officials said they were aware of law enforcement activity at the airport and confirmed a diversion alert was in place.
Federal Aviation Administration's Lynn Lunsford said they "briefly suspended operations on the east side," but that operations have since resumed. Fewer than 10 flights were delayed according to Lunsford.
Authorities pursued a driver after responding to an incident at control tower that briefly suspended operations at D/FW International Airport Wednesday morning.
NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff contributed to this report.