French “spider-man” climbed a high-rise with a message about COVID-19

French climber Alain Robert, known as “spider-man” for climbing skyscrapers in different countries without insurance and equipment, climbed a high-rise in Frankfurt am Main. The police can find the Frenchman, a representative of the city’s police told.

Robert climbed the 166-meter building of the German railway company Deutsche Bahn. He dedicated his campaign to the COVID-19 pandemic, describing it as a “message” to governments to “stop spreading fear, as fear is more contagious than the virus itself…” he wrote on his Instagram account. At the same time, he explained that his trip was paid for by a private company, which indicates a possible advertising motive for the action.

“Around 10.40, we received a message that a man was climbing the Silberturm (“Silver tower,” Deutsche Bahn skyscraper). At the top, we detained him; the area around the building had to be cordoned off. The owner filed a complaint against him about the violation of the home; it is being checked. Also, he used a drone, which is a violation of public order, since its use must be coordinated with the local authorities, so in this regard, too, is being checked,” – said the representative of the police of Frankfurt is Main.

According to her, Robert is not detained and is at large, and since Robert is a French citizen, he may be charged bail, depending on the progress of the check. The police and fire service, who went to the site, estimate the cost of this operation. Robert may be required to reimburse them. The amount collected from Robert due to all checks by law enforcement agencies is not yet exact, the Agency’s interlocutor said.

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