Man climbs New York Times building

June 5, 2008 11:05:57 AM PDT
A French skyscraper climber was taken into custody after scaling the north face of the New York Times building. Alain Robert was arrested at around 12:22 p.m. this afternoon when he reached the roof of hte 52 story building.

He was to be taken to the Midtown South police precinct, where charges are pending.

Before he reached the top, Robert managed to post a sign on the side of the Times building.

The green sign states that "Global Warming Kills More People Than A 9/11 Every Week."

On his web site, Robert declares that "Today is World Environment Day. I have climbed in New York, as a peaceful way to create support for far greater and urgent action from world leaders on global warming."

His T-shirt carried the address of a Web site: thesolutionissimple.org.

The NYPD says they plan to have a press availability with officers involved in the response at the site.


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