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

19:45  15 april  2019
19:45  15 april  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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

Mall of America: A man in custody after he allegedly threw a child from balcony 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, require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); 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.

An apparent stranger threw a 5-year-old boy nearly 40 feet from a mall balcony , police say. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, of A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday in an incident in which a 5-year-old child may have been pushed or thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America , police said.

Please read the rules before joining the discussion. An apparent stranger threw a 5-year-old Police say a 5-year-old boy remains hospitalized on Saturday after he was thrown by an apparent stranger from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis on Friday.

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A man is being held on suspicion of attempted murder after police say he threw a 5-year-old boy over the railing of a Mall of America balcony.

Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said he doesn't believe Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, knew the boy before tossing his body off of the mall's third floor to a nearly 40-foot fall. A motive for the attack is still under investigation, Potts said Saturday.

Potts described the scene as "gut-wrenching." The boy survived the fall, but police weren't commenting on his condition as the boy's family requested privacy.

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.

Please read the rules before joining the discussion. An apparent stranger threw a 5-year-old Police say a 5-year-old boy remains hospitalized on Saturday after he was thrown by an apparent stranger from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis on Friday.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A five-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized with serious injuries, authorities said Saturday. Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said during a news conference that the boy fell nearly 40 feet

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.

Hanneman told USA TODAY the family is not making statements at this time but is "very thankful for the prayers and support."

In an update posted Sunday, Hanneman said the boy, who enjoys playing soccer and hockey, is "continuing to fight his courageous battle" and is "a strong survivor."

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

(AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized with serious Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said during a news conference that the boy fell nearly 40 feet after a man who apparently didn't know the boy or

A 5-year-old boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts said during a news conference that the boy fell nearly 40 feet after a man who apparently didn’t know the boy or his

"He is the sweetest kindest 5-year-old you will ever meet," Hanneman said.

Aranda has previously been banned from the mall — but the ban was not in effect at the time of the incident. He has a history of misdemeanor convictions; some cases were handled through a mental health court, Potts said.

He was arrested at the mall in 2015 and faced three charges after Potts said he threw an object off of the mall's third level and became uncooperative with police.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Boy thrown nearly 40-feet from Mall of America balcony by apparent stranger is a 'strong survivor'

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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