'French Spider-Man' Arrested After Scaling London Skyscraper Without Ropes

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A man who calls himself the "French Spider-Man" illegally scaled one of London's tallest buildings without any ropes or safety gear on Thursday and was promptly arrested.

Alain Robert scrambled up the side of the 46-story Heron Tower as police cordoned off the building, closed roads and ushered away spectators, according to the Associated Press.

The 56-year-old has climbed many of the world's tallest structures, including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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