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‘French Spiderman’ arrested after high-rise feat in Frankfurt

Alain Robert has climbed many of the world’s tallest buildings.

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French urban climber Alain Robert (AP)

French urban climber Alain Robert (AP)

French urban climber Alain Robert (AP)

An urban climber known as the “French Spiderman” has faces a fine after scaling a high-rise building in the German city of Frankfurt.

It took Alain Robert 20 minutes to scale the 502ft Skyper building in the heart of Germany’s financial capital early on Saturday.

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Mr Robert is led away by police (AP)

Mr Robert is led away by police (AP)

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Mr Robert is led away by police (AP)

Upon his descent from the gleaming glass structure, the 57-year-old was met by German police who escorted him away.

Mr Robert has climbed many of the world’s tallest buildings, often without permission.

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