Russian police on Sunday arrested a man who parachuted along with two other people from the roof of an apartment building in St. Petersburg, a spokesman from the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs said on Monday.
“Yesterday, three people jumped from an apartment building … One of them was arrested,” the spokesman said. The man faces disorderly conduct charges.
Last autumn an internet video of a base jumper parachuting from Peter and Pauls Cathedral in St. Petersburg went viral, prompting the Historical Museum to ask law enforcement to investigate the incident, which had until then escaped the notice of the authorities.
Base jumping - parachuting from buildings, antennas, spans or bridges, and earth or cliffs - traces its roots to the 1980s when the sport's pioneers began jumping from cliffs in North America and Norway.