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.