Dubai police question British daredevil
A British daredevil known for his vertigo-in- spiring online videos chron- icling his climbs up buildings and construction cranes was interrogated by Dubai police over his recent ascents in the sheikhdom, authorities said Sunday.
James Kingston’s inter- rogation comes as the city- state has fashioned itself as an extreme-sports haven, whether that means tourists skydiving over the man-made Palm Jumeirah archipelago or professionals base-jump- ing off the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
But those adrenaline-seek- ing activities have the blessing of the city’s rulers, unlike Kingston, whose most-recent video saw him shimmy over a fence at an active construc- tion site in downtown Dubai in broad daylight while offer a running commentary.
Kingston told The Associated Press Sunday that he had been detained and released hours later, without elaborating. That’s after he wrote online Saturday that “four undercover agents plucked me from my hotel room earlier today with no warning.”
Kingston was arrested in 2014 after climbing the 1,300foot Princess Tower in Dubai Marina.