A five-year-old child was critically injured after they were either thrown or pushed from the third floor of the Mall of America Friday morning, according to the Bloomington Police Department.
At 10:17 a.m., police were called to the southeast corner of the mall for a child who had fallen and landed on the first floor. Witnesses told officers a man had either pushed or thrown the child from the third floor balcony, then took off running, Chief Jeff Potts said at a news conference.
Officers rendered aid to the child and they were taken to Children's Hospital.
The suspect, a 24-year-old man, was arrested inside the mall and is currently in police custody.
Potts said there is no relationship between the suspect and the child or the child's family. Investigators are working to determine what led to the child being thrown or pushed.
A five-year-old boy was critically injured after a man threw him from the third floor of the Mall of America Friday morning, according to the Bloomington Police Department. The suspect, 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda, is now charged with attempted premeditated murder as the boy remains in the hospital.