Robert reached the top at 2.14pm and raised his arms to cheers from below. City of London police said they arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of causing public nuisance.
Commander Karen Baxter condemned the stunt. “The incident this afternoon has had a considerable impact on police, other emergency services and the local community. Our officers, the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service all attended this incident, taking them away from genuine emergencies,” she said.
“Road closures meant a significant disturbance to local transport and businesses and their staff located in the building were also considerably affected.”