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Child thrown from third floor at Mall of America remains hospitalized

Child thrown from third floor at Mall of America remains hospitalized

Brian Johnson told a local news outlet he heard the boy's mother scream, "Everybody pray, everybody pray".

In July 2015, Aranda was charged with causing damage inside stores after he threw items off the upper level of the mall to the lower level, according to court records obtained by WCCO (pdf).

He went on: "The suspect was seen fleeing the scene immediately after the incident happened, he was located very quickly and he was arrested and brought to The Bloomington Police Department".

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"(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.

Aranda's previous ban from the mall was not in effect at the time of the incident.

Bloomington Police reported that the victim was 5 years old. Authorities haven't released the boy's name and say his family is requesting privacy.

"The child is still alive and receiving care", he said.

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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.

The 4.2-million-square-foot Mall of America is in Bloomington, about 10 miles south of Minneapolis.

Potts said investigators don't believe Aranda knew the boy's family and do not have a motive. "The family and this child are in our thoughts and prayers, and I know the family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers that they can get from the they hope for a full recovery of their child".

Aranda has been banished from the mall in past years, though authorities said the trespassing holds had expired by Friday's incident.

'Our immediate and only concern is for the wellbeing of the family and the child, as well as for any individuals who may have witnessed the incident.

Court records show the man was again charged with misdemeanor assault in 2017 and failed to appear at a hearing. "Bloomington Police is investigating the incident", it said.

The complaint says Aranda approached a woman who was waiting for the restaurant to open and asked her to buy him something. As part of his probation for the assault in the restaurant, he was barred from visiting the Mall of America until December 29, 2017.