London police were called to the Shard skyscraper after a daredevil was caught trying to scale what is now Western Europe’s tallest building.
Footage showed an unidentified man near the top of the 95-floor building which is 1,017 feet or about 310 metres tall. The Shard tower, which overlooks London Bridge, accommodates restaurants, offices and a hotel.
BREAKING: A man has been spotted climbing to the top of London's Shard this morning. Police say he is now inside and talking to officers. pic.twitter.com/N48TeXvCHV— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) 8 июля 2019 г.
Metropolitan Police spokesman David Kevin Williams tweeted that the policemen had managed to coax the daredevil to go back inside the Shard. There was no immediate word on whether the man has been arrested.
Someone is climbing up The Shard!!! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/4yWG0CZ6Rt— David Kevin Williams (@DaveKWilliams) 8 июля 2019 г.
“The guy’s got to the top and is being spoken to by the police apparently”, Williams tweeted.
The Metropolitan Police earlier said that they had arrived at the spot after reports that a man was climbing up the Shard tower at about 04:15 GMT “apparently without any safety harness”, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper cited an unnamed witness as writing on their Twitter page, “One person climbing up the outside of the Shard in central London. Two police cars, two ambulances and a drone on the scene”.