March 25, 1997 in Nation/World

Skyscraper Climber Released From Jail

Compiled From Wire Services

Malaysian police on Monday freed a Frenchman arrested last week while trying to add the world’s tallest building to the list of skyscrapers he has climbed around the world.

Alain Robert will leave the country on the first available flight, his lawyer, Dhiren Norendra, said.

Robert was scheduled to be charged on Monday, but police, without explanation, dropped the case, Norendra said.

Robert, 34, a rock climber from Valance in southern France, was arrested Thursday for trespassing after being pulled in through a window on the 60th floor of the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers.

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