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CrimeMall of America: A man in custody after he allegedly threw a child from balcony

22:05  12 april  2019
22:05  12 april  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Man Charged with Throwing Boy, 5, from Mall of America Balcony Had Previously Been Banned for a Year

Man Charged with Throwing Boy, 5, from Mall of America Balcony Had Previously Been Banned for a Year Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, who was charged with critically injuring a 5-year-old boy at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Friday, has a history of getting into trouble with the law. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Police say the boy was allegedly pushed or thrown by Aranda from a third-floor balcony at the mall. Aranda has been charged with attempted homicide.

Mall of America: A man in custody after he allegedly threw a child from balcony© WCCO First responders give aid to a child who witnesses say was thrown from a third floor balcony in the Mall of America.

A 5-year-old child suffered significant injuries when, according to witnesses, a man either threw or pushed the child from the third floor of the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, police said Friday,

Bloomington police Chief Jeff Potts told reporters that police were called to the mall at 10:17 a.m. local time, and initial information suggested a child had fallen from the third level of the mall's interior to the first level.

5-Year-Old Boy Who Was Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony Is 'Continuing to Fight' for His Life

5-Year-Old Boy Who Was Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony Is 'Continuing to Fight' for His Life Boy Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony 'Continuing to Fight' for His Life

Additional information from witnesses indicated the 5-year-old might have been pushed or thrown, Potts said.

Police officers gave the child first aid along with witnesses, Potts said.

"The child did suffer significant injuries," he said. "The child has been transported to the hospital and has been receiving care."

According to Potts, witnesses told police the person suspected of pushing or throwing the child "took off running immediately after the incident." The suspect, a 24-year-old man was soon found inside the mall and was taken into custody.

He's currently at the Bloomington Police Department, Potts said, and authorities don't believe there is any further threat to the public.

"At this time, we do not believe that there is a relationship between the child or the family of the child," Potts said, emphasizing that police believe this to be an "isolated incident."

Boy thrown nearly 40-feet from Mall of America balcony by apparent stranger is a 'strong survivor'

Boy thrown nearly 40-feet from Mall of America balcony by apparent stranger is a 'strong survivor' The boy survived the fall, but police weren't commenting on his condition as the boy's family requested privacy. A GoFundMe for the boy set up by family friend Noah Hanneman says he's suffering life-threatening injuries. It's raised more than $500,000 for the family. 1/4 SLIDES © Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. 2/4 SLIDES © CBS News Boy Thrown From Mall Of America Balcony 'Continuing To Fight' 3/4 SLIDES © Jim Mone/AP An entrance to the Mall of America is seen in Bloomington, Minn.

The area where the fall occurred has been closed.

A witness told CNN affiliate WCCO that the child's mother was screaming that someone had thrown her child from the balcony.

"She was screaming, 'Everyone pray, everyone pray. Oh my God, my baby, someone threw him over the edge,'" Brian Johnson told WCCO.

A Mall of America spokesperson said in a statement that any additional information about the incident will come from police.

Boy injured in Mall of America fall is 'showing real signs of recovery'.
According to authorities, suspect Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda flung the boy over a railing after choosing him at random.

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