Manila - Frenchman Alain Robert - dubbed "Spiderman" for his exploits - was arrested in the Philippines on Tuesday after free-climbing one of country's tallest buildings.
The 56-year-old, known for scaling towering structures around the world, was spotted dangling from the G T International Tower in the financial district of Makati City during rush hour.
Robert was seen hoisting himself from one floor to another of the 217-metre glass-walled skyscraper. He was arrested for climbing without a permit as soon as he descended.
Police said criminal charges were being prepared against Robert, who holds the Guinness World Record for the most number of buildings climbed by a person.
Robert told police he had been wanting to return to the Philippines since first visiting the country as a tourist 20 years ago.