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Daredevil Faces Arrest For Climbing Building

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(Credit: CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco authorities say they plan to arrest a man who is scaling the exterior of a 58-story downtown skyscraper — just as soon as he reaches the top.

The San Francisco Fire Department says the man was too high for firefighters to reach by the time they responded to calls that he was climbing the building Monday afternoon.

The climber appeared to be using suction cups to scale Millennium Tower, a posh residential building overlooking San Francisco Bay. Police say the man — now identified as Dan Goodwin — has ignored all orders to stop climbing the building.

Well-known French skyscraper climber Alain Robert pleaded not guilty Friday to charges related to climbing up a 57-story building in downtown Sydney.

Robert typically climbs buildings using his bare hands.

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