A man accused of throwing a boy off the balcony of the Mall of America was charged before

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota (AP) – A 5-year-old was injured in an alleged attack at the Mall of America in Minnesota:


The court records show that a 24-year-old man from Minneapolis, suspected of throwing or pushing a 5-year-old boy from a balcony of the Mall of America, was charged in two previous incidents.

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was arrested on July 4, 2015 after the police reported that it was the description of a man throwing objects from the upper level of the mall to the lower level. Police said that Aranda had refused to give his name and resisted his arrest. Aranda was also charged with having entered a mall store and having spent his hand on a display table, breaking glasses.

In October 2015, Aranda was accused of throwing glasses at the Twin Cities Grill in the mall. According to the complaint, Aranda approached a woman who was waiting for the opening of the restaurant and asked her to buy something for her. The woman refused and Aranda would have thrown a glass of water in her face and a glass of tea that hit her in the leg. Aranda was undergoing an intrusion notice at the time barring him access to the mall until July 4, 2016.

Aranda was sued and arrested Friday after the boy was thrown or pushed off a third-floor balcony and landed on the first floor of the mall. The boy suffered life-threatening injuries.



A 24-year-old man from Minneapolis is suspected of attempted homicide as part of an alleged attack in which a 5-year-old boy was pushed or thrown from a third-floor mall balcony. Mall of America.

Police identified Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda as the man who had been prosecuted and arrested after the Friday morning incident occurred in the main residence of the suburbs of Minneapolis.

The child has suffered life-threatening injuries and is being treated in a hospital. The details of his condition were not immediately available.

The Criminal Record of Aranda includes two convictions handed down in 2015 for obstructing the judicial process / interference in a peace officer, as well as convictions for fifth-degree aggression, trespassing and damage to property.


4:15 p.m.

Minnesota police said a 5-year-old boy had been injured when he had been pushed or thrown from the balcony of a third floor at the Mall of America Mall.

According to witnesses, the boy's mother was screaming and asking others to pray for her son.

Tina Hailey of Burnsville, Minnesota, told the Star Tribune she was walking with her husband on the first floor of the mall when she heard screams. Hailey said the mother seemed to be in shock and "did not know what to do" and that "no one was helping her."

According to witnesses, a suspect fled and was arrested at the transit station of the mall. The 24-year-old man from Minneapolis-St. Paul's neighborhood is owned by the Bloomington Police Department.

The boy was taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

Police said the suspect did not apparently know the victim or his family.


Correct Hailey's first name in "Tina" instead of "Tiny".


2:15 p.m.

A witness stated that a woman had shouted that her child had been screened from a balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota.

Brian Johnson told WCCO-TV that the woman was shouting, "Everyone is praying, everyone is praying. Oh my God, my baby, someone threw it overboard.

Johnson says the woman was screaming that her child had been ejected from the third floor balcony of the Bloomington Mall in Minnesota. The child landed on the first floor on Friday morning.

Police say that the child is 5 years old. The police chief stated that the child had suffered "serious injuries" and had been taken to the hospital.

A suspect was arrested at the mall. The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or his family. The authorities do not know why.



Minnesota police have reportedly arrested a 24-year-old man in an incident in which a child was allegedly pushed or thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America.

Bloomington Police Chief Jeffrey Potts said witnesses told the police that the child had fallen from the third floor of the first floor mall on Friday morning. According to Mr. Potts, the police gave first aid, but the 5-year-old suffered "serious injuries" and was taken to the hospital.

Potts said the suspect had started running right after the incident, but had been quickly found and arrested at the mall.

He says the police do not think there is a relationship between the man and the child or his family. He says that the police have no idea of ​​the possible motive.



Minnesota police said it was investigating an incident at the Mall of America, in which a child was reportedly thrown from a third floor balcony.

Bloomington police tweeted that a 5-year-old child had been injured and was being treated at a hospital on Friday. The police did not immediately respond to a message asking for details about the incident.

The Star Tribune reports that the child was being treated at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital.

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