Dubai police release skyscraper-scaling daredevil

James Kingston posted on his Instagram account he was released without charge after scaling the Princess Tower.

By Ben Hooper

A photo posted by James Kingston (@mrjamesk) on

Subscribe | UPI Odd Newsletter

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A British daredevil arrested for scaling a Dubai skyscraper was released by police and posted a picture taken from about 1,400 feet up during his climb.

James Kingston of Romsey, England, posted a picture to his Twitter and Instagram accounts Sunday saying he had been arrested for climbing "Dubai's second tallest building," likely referencing the 101-story Princess Tower.


Just been arrested for climbing Dubai's second tallest building 🙈 let's hope they let me go haha

Et billede slået op af James Kingston (@mrjamesk) den


Kingston posted about 10 hours later that he had been released "without charge."

The daredevil posted an Instagram photo from the top of the 1,358-foot-tall building at the end of his stunt. He said the feat was his "highest climb yet."

Latest Headlines