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‘French Spider-Man’ arrested after scaling London’s Heron Tower

WATCH: Alain Robert, a free climber known as the "French Spider-Man," was arrested Thursday after climbing one of London's tallest skyscrapers, Heron Tower.

French urban climber Alain Robert has been arrested after scaling one of London’s tallest buildings.

Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-metre) Heron Tower without ropes or safety gear on Thursday as police cordoned off the building, closed roads and ushered spectators away.

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Robert, known as “the French Spider-Man,” has climbed many of the world’s tallest structures, almost always without ropes or harnesses and often without permission.

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Before Thursday’s climb, he told reporters: “I fully feel alive when my life is at stake. It may sound a bit scary and crazy, but this is the way it is.”

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City of London police said a 56-year-old man was arrested for “causing public nuisance.”

Cmdr. Karen Baxter criticized Robert for taxing police resources and causing “significant disturbance to local transport and businesses and their staff.”

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