BLOOMINGTON, MN (ABC) – A 5-year-old suffered "significant injuries" after falling from the third floor of the famous Mall of America in Minnesota. He was reportedly thrown or knocked out by the police. He Quoted Testimony
Cops were called to the mall in Bloomington around 10:15 am after the child landed on the first floor, Bloomington police chief Jeff Potts told a news conference.
The suspect, a 24-year-old male, first escaped the scene but was arrested, Potts said.
The police later identified the suspect with Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda. He was charged with attempted murder.
According to the police, the relationship between the man and the boy remains unclear.
"At this point, the suspect does not seem to be known to the victim or the victim's family," the press release said.
The police said the incident seemed isolated.
Investigators are working with mall officials to determine if there is video, Potts said.
"This was a meaningless act. Words can not really express our deep shock and deep grief," the Mall of America said in a statement.
"Our immediate and sole concern is for the good of the family and the child as well We have counseling services for anyone in need of assistance. "The statement stated that the shopping center will perform" our full cooperation "in the ongoing investigation.
Written by Emily Shapiro ABC News.