NYC police: French tourist scales Brooklyn Bridge

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say a French tourist was taken into custody after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.

Police say the man climbed over a fence on the pedestrian walkway just after noon Sunday to reach a cable beam connected to the tower on the Manhattan side of the famed span connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Police did not immediately release his name, pending charges.

The daredevil feat comes seven months after two German artists scaled both towers of the Brooklyn Bridge and switched the American flags atop them for white flags.

In August, a Russian tourist was arrested after ascending a cable to the top of one of the towers.

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Police stop along the Brooklyn Bridge following the discovery of a pair of white flags that appeared overnight atop the two towers of the Brooklyn Bridge replacing the American flags on July 22, 2014 in New York City. Police are investigating the incident which turned one of New York's iconic pieces of architecture into a police investigation scene as hundreds of curious people looked on. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Police walk along the Brooklyn Bridge following the discovery of a pair of white flags that appeared overnight atop the two towers of the Brooklyn Bridge replacing the American flags on July 22, 2014 in New York City. Police are investigating the incident which turned one of New York's iconic pieces of architecture into a police investigation scene as hundreds of curious people looked on. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Police stop along the Brooklyn Bridge following the discovery of a pair of white flags that appeared overnight atop the two towers of the Brooklyn Bridge replacing the American flags on July 22, 2014 in New York City. Police are investigating the incident which turned one of New York's iconic pieces of architecture into a police investigation scene as hundreds of curious people looked on. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Police stop along the Brooklyn Bridge following the discovery of a pair of white flags that appeared overnight atop the two towers of the Brooklyn Bridge replacing the American flags on July 22, 2014 in New York City. Police are investigating the incident which turned one of New York's iconic pieces of architecture into a police investigation scene as hundreds of curious people looked on. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 29: The Brooklyn Bridge, designed by John Roebling, New York, United States. Aerial view. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
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