In the course of a police chase that injured two officers and temporarily sparked panic among passengers on Tuesday, an alleged thief opened fire outside Mexico City's primary international airport, according to authorities.
While pursuing a man suspected of stealing goods in the airport's customs area, one officer was shot in the leg and shoulder, while another was ran over, according to the city's security secretariat.
According to the report, the 27-year-old driver drove into a passenger terminal at Mexico City International Airport and collided with a number of cars before being stopped by police.
Social media posts featured terrified airport staff and passengers hiding behind counters.
According to the airport manager, "no passenger or visitor was put at risk" throughout the incident.
While gunshots in significant public places are relatively uncommon in Mexico's capital, which has an official homicide rate substantially below the country's average, drug-related violence is pervasive throughout the country.