The French “Spiderman” Arrested after Climbing a Tower in Frankfurt

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French climber Alain Robert, nicknamed the "French Spiderman", during his climbing of the Skyper, a 42-story tower in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 28, 2019

The French “Spiderman” has climbed on more than a hundred towers around the world again tried again in Frankfurt in Germany. He was arrested by the police.

The French “Spiderman” Alain Robert was arrested Saturday by the Frankfurt police after having climbed without security equipment and without permission a skyscraper of the German financial capital, according to an AFP journalist.

The 57-year-old climber had set his sights on the “Skyper”, a 154-meter-high, a 42-storey building housing the Dekabank, which he climbed in half an hour.

A few passers-by stopped, some taking pictures and videos with their mobile phones.

When he went down again, police called him, the AFP found.

The specialist in urban climbing did not reveal his motives for his climb of the day.

In mid-August, he climbed a skyscraper in Hong Kong before deploying a “banner of peace,” in the middle of a political crisis with almost daily demonstrations to demand more democracy.

One hundred buildings to his name

The Spider-Man has more than a hundred buildings to his name and appears in the Guinness Book of Records.

He climbed the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world (828m) in Dubai, the Eiffel Tower or the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

Alain Robert suffered several falls during his climbing as he was repeatedly questioned.

According to his habit since 1994, he carries out his exploits without authorization, in full solo and without any security system.

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