Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony being treated, police chief says

Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts

"He was enjoying a day at the Mall of America with his mom and friend on Friday morning when a stranger maliciously grabbed him and threw him over the 3rd floor balcony for no apparent reason", according to the post on GoFundMe.

'Additional information from witnesses indicated the 5-year-old might have been pushed or thrown, ' Bloomington Chief of Police Jeff Potts said. He said she was screaming, 'Everybody pray, everybody pray.

It has been reported that Landen Hoffmann from Woodbury, Minnesota, was tossed to the marble ground beneath the balcony on Friday (12 April) as his mum screamed: "Oh my God, my baby - someone threw him over the edge".

The Chicago Tribune reports that Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis, has been arrested on a suspicion of attempted homicide charge after witnesses to the attack identified the man. Aranda is supposedly banned from the mall, but somehow entered and randomly attacked the innocent boy. In a separate 2015 incident, Aranda threw a glass at an employee at a restaurant and was arrested and charged with trespassing, fifth-degree assault, obstructing the legal process and disorderly conduct, police said.

Police say they have a 24-year-old man in custody.

"At this time we do not believe there is a relationship between the suspect and the child or the family of the child, and we are actively investigating as to why this incident occurred", Potts said at a briefing just outside the mall. The child suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to an area hospital.

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Hanneman confirmed that the child is still alive and being cared for in the hospital. He was transferred to Hennepin County Jail Friday night.

Potts said Bloomington police have had three prior contacts with Aranda in 2015 - two of which were connected to incidents at Mall of America.

"(From) our investigative work and witnesses that we've spoken to - we feel confident saying the suspect threw the child off the third floor", Potts said. He had also swept his hand across a display table at the beauty store Bare Minerals, breaking lip gloss containers and shot glasses, police said. In another case, Aranda assaulted a woman inside Twin City Grill after she refused to buy him food.

Bloomington police Chief Jeffrey Potts described the incident as a "horrific" situation but could not give any updates to the boy's health.

Aranda was under a trespass notice at the time banning him from the mall until July 4, 2016.

That August, Aranda was arrested without incident after police responded to a call that a man had been seen smashing computer parts at a local library, according to court documents obtained by WCCO.

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