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French ‘Spiderman’ climbs Frankfurt skyscraper, faces fine

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German police say French urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt’s tallest buildings.

German police say French urban climber Alain Robert faces a criminal investigation and fine after scaling one of Frankfurt's tallest buildings Thursday.

Robert, known as "Spiderman" for his daring stunts, clambered to the top of rail company Deutsche Bahn 166-metre-high office building in Germany's financial capital, untethered and wearing a silver suit and cowboy boots.

Frankfurt police spokesman Thomas Hollerbach told The Associated Press that Robert is in triple trouble after the unauthorised climb.

French urban climber Alain Robert, well known as "Spiderman", climbs up the Deutsche Bahn high-rise in central Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, October 1, 2020

First, Deutsche Bahn has filed a criminal complaint for trespassing against Robert.

Second, he may be required to pay the cost of the police operation to secure the area during the climb.

French urban climber Alain Robert, well known as "Spiderman", climbs up the Deutsche Bahn high-rise in central Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, October 1, 2020

Finally, a drone that Robert's team used to film the climb didn't have the required authorisation and could incur a further fine.

As a foreign resident, Robert was required to deposit a security against possible future criminal proceedings and then released, Hollerbach said.

French urban climber Alain Robert, well known as "Spiderman", reaches the top of the Deutsche Bahn high-rise in central Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, October 1, 2020

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/french-spiderman-climbs-frankfurt-skyscraper-faces-fine/48513773-d341-4c1a-8d6b-dcc686131291

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