Chief: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony being treated

Raymond Boyd  Getty Images

The GoFundMe page for Landen and his family.

Authorities haven't released the boy's name. He had been thrown from three stories above - by a stranger, police say. "The child has been transported to the hospital and has been receiving care".

Hanneman said the boy suffered life-threatening injuries.

Jeff Potts, the police chief for Bloomington Police Department said: "First of all, most importantly, the child that fell is still alive". He added that he couldn't go into detail about the child's condition. Potts added that while both the victim and suspect are locals, there is no evidence that the suspect knew the victim ahead of the crime.

The suspect, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who is from the area, was charged with attempted homicide, police said in a statement.

"A monster of a man threw him from a 3rd floor balcony at the mall", the boy's cousin, April, posted on Instagram, the Daily Mail reported.

"'She was screaming 'Everyone pray, everyone pray. Oh my God, my baby, someone threw him over the edge".

Court records show the suspect was charged following two previous run-ins with police and security officers at the megamall.

"We think this is a very isolated incident", he said.

More news: Tiger Woods Has Won The Masters - His First Since 2005!

Potts called the situation "horrific" and said the department was keeping the boy and his family in their "thoughts and prayers".

Friends of the family began a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign for Landen, who is described as "the sweetest, kindest 5-year-old you will ever meet".

"Landen has a very long road to recovery ahead of him".

Police don't believe Aranda knew the boy's family.

The 5-year-old plummeted three floors after being pushed or thrown from a balcony, according to witnesses.

The suspect has a history with the mall and was previously banned, court records show.

In one case, he pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with a peace officer in connection with a July 4, 2015, incident where he was seen throwing objects from the upper level off the mall.

Then in October 2015, Aranda returned to the Mall of America again - in violation of his no-trespass order - and harassed and assaulted a woman inside a restaurant there, records show. In this case, he started fighting with the restaurant's manager, causing frightened diners to leave, according to CNN. The charges state he threw a drinking glass at a customer at Twin City Grill in the Mall of America.

Related News:

  • Game of Thrones Iron Throne Standee

    Game of Thrones Iron Throne Standee

    Stars from the HBO fantasy epic congregated in Belfast on Friday, to fete the show's eighth series, which will air from April 14. NOW TV has not yet revealed how long episodes of Game of Thrones season eight will be available on the service.
    Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals scorecard

    Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals scorecard

    This was Royals' second victory of the season in seven games after losing a last-ball thriller to CSK less than 48 hours back. Mumbai Indians' winning run came to an end on Saturday with a 4-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium.
    Maple Leafs take Game 1 against Bruins on the road

    Maple Leafs take Game 1 against Bruins on the road

    They were swept away from the start past year , but this time Toronto dominated the first 10 minutes and most of the first 20. Saturday marks the first time the four Toronto teams have all played on the same day since April 25 of 2018.
  • First STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Images

    First STAR WARS: THE MANDALORIAN Images

    Lego stated that the " Star Wars " line includes more than 700 different sets and 1,000 minifigures. By pure coincidence that's right before Star Wars day on May the 4th.
    Leicester City 0 Newcastle United 1

    Leicester City 0 Newcastle United 1

    They have been brilliant since we came in and this has been the first real disappointment for them. This relationship between the players and fans means a lot to us.
    Man City boss Guardiola: Sane knows why he's not playing

    Man City boss Guardiola: Sane knows why he's not playing

    Guardiola, 48, said: "You have to have a special energy and I think at 71 - except Roy Hodgson - the others can not do it". City can further add to the worry at Liverpool by doing their bit and getting three points at Selhurst Park.
  • Engined C8 Corvette Will Debut July 18

    Engined C8 Corvette Will Debut July 18

    July 18 will be the date to see exactly how the 2020 C8 Chevrolet Corvette will turn out announced this on Instagram week. The head of General Motors arrived a camouflaged C8 Corvette , driven by no other than chief engineer - Tadge Juechter.
    After

    After "Parivar Bhakti" Taunt, PM Modi Offers Salve To Amarinder Singh

    The Indian Express this past week shared eyewitness accounts compiled by two historians. Others jumped into an open well at the site as the troops fired.
    Trump Considers Daughter Ivanka To Lead World Bank

    Trump Considers Daughter Ivanka To Lead World Bank

    Ivana Trump revealed the truth on how her daughter Ivanka really feels about her stepmom and First Lady, Melania Trump . US President Donald Trump has heaped praise on his daughter, Ivanka , saying she's a "natural diplomat".
  • Oil rises 1% on tightening crude supply, upbeat economic data

    Oil rises 1% on tightening crude supply, upbeat economic data

    But the group said that the market remained oversupplied and warned of slowing demand growth, according to S&P Global Platts. Output declines in OPEC because of the supply pact, plus the sanctions on Venezuela and Iran , have exceeded expectations.
    Facebook accidentally included secret messages inside its Oculus Touch controllers

    Facebook accidentally included secret messages inside its Oculus Touch controllers

    These messages were intended only for prototypes, he said - but a mistake meant they were included in regular production devices. However, it seems Oculus noticed the easter eggs had been incorporated into the consumer hardware before it could remove them.
    Is Dale Steyn about to join RCB at the IPL?

    Is Dale Steyn about to join RCB at the IPL?

    Yuzvendra Chahal has been their top bowler with nine wickets but rest of the bowling line-up conceded far too many runs. He scored unbeaten 38-ball 59 which led his side to their first win of the tournament on Saturday.


Most liked

At least five killed in powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes in South
Tornado warnings and watches were posted in the state Saturday night as the severe weather exited MS into Alabama. Residents have reported downed power lines, cars overturned and homes completely destroyed, KBTX reports.

Police open fire after Ukrainian ambassador's vehicle 'deliberately rammed'
Police said the man they arrested also suffered no injuries and that the incident is not being treated as terror-related. Witnesses have said at least 10 shots were fired and Scotland Yard confirmed firearms and a Taser were used.

Democrats set new deadline on Trump tax returns
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s efforts to enforce the immigration law, the Center for Immigration Studies reports . Trump has since named the official, Kevin McAleenan, the acting head of the Department of Homeland Security.

Former Obama White House counsel charged with lying to Justice Department
Patten's case has sparked interest in Washington amid a widening crackdown by the Justice Department on undisclosed lobbying. Mueller had referred the case to the Southern District of NY , but that office has not brought these charges.

Well-wishers Donate $330,000 For Boy Thrown Off Balcony By Stranger
Potts called the situation "horrific" and said the department was keeping the boy and his family in their "thoughts and prayers". The Tribune also notes that " Court records show that Aranda has a history of convictions for misdemeanor offense".

Samsung Reveals Galaxy A80 with First Rotating, Sliding Camera Design
However, there's no microSD slot, so that 128GB is all you're getting - a surprising decision on a camera-focused phone. The Galaxy A80 includes Super Steady video mode, Scene Optimizer with 30 scenes detection, and Flaw Detection as well.

Falcon Heavy sends first commercial satellite into orbit
It was less than four years ago when it completed the first successful Falcon 9 landing on a Cape Canaveral launch pad. Until SpaceX came along, rocket boosters were usually discarded in the ocean after satellite launches.

White House's Kudlow says Jerome Powell can turn into good Fed chairman
At the time, Cain said the allegations were false but acknowledged that he'd "made mistakes" in his life. The other is Stephen Moore , 59, a controversial economist and former Trump campaign adviser.

Chevron to acquire Anadarko for $33bln
Chevron is "getting good assets at a fairly reasonable price". "And they take down Anadarko's notoriously lavish Houston HQ". Occidental was the rival bidder that lost out to Chevron in the race to buy Anadarko, sources said on Friday.

Chelsea ace Hazard: We MUST qualify for Champions League
I'd just turned 31 when I moved from Liverpool to Sampdoria in 1984, but I played as a sitting, central midfielder. Jurgen Klopp has revealed how he plans on stopping Chelsea's Eden Hazard when the two sides face off on Sunday.

BTS beats own YouTube record with ‘Boy with Luv’ single
BTS members will appear as guests on April 13's episode of United States comedy variety show Saturday Night Live . BTS also talked about how they made it big in the USA , which they credited to their loyal and devoted ARMY.

Warriors’ Kevin Durant passes Dirk Nowitzki on National Basketball Association playoffs scoring list
Durant and Beverley were ejected from the game after they each received their second technical foul late in the fourth quarter. But you cannot take the bait because, that's a bad trade for us". "That's what Beverley does", Kerr said.

ICC judges reject Afghanistan probe; cite lack of cooperation
She had first requested to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2017. He has called the day he un-signed the statute creating the ICC in 2002 on behalf of George W.

United States unveils plans to push 5G deployment
The president boasted that by the end of the year, 92 markets in the USA will support 5G compared to 48 in South Korea. The FCC says those networks will bring economic opportunity to rural America and help support future 5G technologies.

8 magnitude quake measured in Indonesia
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called "the Pacific Ring of Fire". However, USGS warned that considerable damage was possible if the building is poor or badly constructed.