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'Spiderman' arrested after Sydney climb

A French skyscraper climber nicknamed "Spiderman" was arrested today after scaling a 57-story building in Sydney with his bare hands.

Alain Robert, known for climbing some of the world's tallest buildings without any equipment, was arrested at the top of the Lumiere building.

He climbed the building in about 20 minutes, as dozens of people watched from below.

"I'm sad he's been arrested, but hopefully he'll get out soon and we can have some champagne," said his agent, Max Markson.

He has not yet been charged. Last year, Robert was fined AU$750 ($530) for climbing the 41-story Royal Bank of Scotland building in Sydney.

The 48-year-old has climbed more than 70 skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur..

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