Skyscraper Climber arrested in Sydney

– An audacious Frenchman, who has climbed skyscrapers all around the world, was arrested on Monday in Sydney after climbing a 57-story building.

Alain Robert, also known as the French “Spiderman”, reached the top of the Lumiere building in downtown Sydney on Monday morning, where the police was waiting for him.

Robert, 48, took 20 minutes to climb the skyscrapers 151 meters, using only his bare hands and no safety equipment.

“He’s the best at what he does. I’m sad that he’s been arrested, but I hope he’s set free soon and we’ll drink some champagne together,” Max Markson, his agent, told reporters.

Robert has been arrested several times and in several countries, because authorities do not usually give permission to make these dangerous climbs.

In Australia, the Frenchman was arrested and fined $750 last year for illegally climbing the Royal Bank of Scotland building’s 41 floors, in central Sydney.

A police statement said that French is accused of endangering public safety by climbing a building and entering a fenced area.

The climber is on bail and will appear in court on September 3.

Alain Robert has climbed more than 80 buildings all around the world, including Chicago’s Sears Tower and Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

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