MN - Child, 5, thrown from 3rd Floor at Mall of America, 12 Apr 2019 *Arrest*

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  1. bluedivergirl

    bluedivergirl Well-Known Member

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    Details are sketchy. This caught my eye as I used to live near the Mall of America:

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    Allina Health officials said an ambulance took the child to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The family is currently with the child, police said.

    A source at the scene tells WCCO that the person who threw, or possibly pushed, the child fled the mall and was apprehended near the light rail station. The source said the victim was a young boy.

    The suspect is a 24-year-old man, who was not named. Police said they do not, at this time, believe the man to have been related to the victim.

    ~snip~

    1 Arrested After Woman Says Her Child Was Thrown From 3rd Floor At MOA
     
  2. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    I just don’t understand what is going on in life right now.

    I do believe that there are 3’ railings on the floors so the perp had to INTENTIONALLY pick up the child to hurl them over the edge.
     
  3. sillybilly

    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    <bbm>

    According to this pic within the mall, I think you are right Herat.

    from: Why The Mallpocalypse Hasn't Come For The Mall Of America

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    My God, who does this? This is just so very sickening.
     
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    Kip Active Member

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    castilloisno1 Well-Known Member

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    castilloisno1 Well-Known Member

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    rabidstoat Active Member

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    Now and then I've encountered an article where someone at a store will spank or slap someone else's child, and that always seemed like the craziest thing.

    And now we have this. Guy's a sociopath.
     
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  8. norest4thewicked

    norest4thewicked Verified Expert

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    I pray the little boy makes it. So heartbreaking.
     
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    cobalt sky Well-Known Member

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    Throwing a little 5-year-old boy from the 3rd floor of a shopping mall, wtf?! :mad: It's a miracle that boy is alive, imagine the trauma that he will suffer probably for many years, as well as his poor mother, I can't imagine what they are going through. What a piece of **** waste of life Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda is. Hopefully he will get a very long prison sentence and receive a "warm welcome" from some very violent murderous inmates!
     
  10. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    These rare occasions are the reason I'm so paranoid. When we are in buildings like this I won't let go of my toddler/preschooler. I went to the Mall of America with my older two kids and remember thinking that was really far up. Terrifying.
     
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    kirkassoc Well-Known Member

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    Emmanual Aranda, 24, identified as suspect who tossed child from third floor at Mall of America

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    Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has been identified as the suspect accused of tossing a 5-year-old boy from the third floor at Mall of America in Minnesota on Friday.

    He has been charged with attempted homicide.

    He was taken into custody in the transit station at the Mall of America and is being held at the Bloomington Police Department, according to a press release.

    Aranda is from the Minneapolis metro area, police said.


    Police responded to the scene just after 10 a.m. where they gave the child CPR until emergency services arrived.

    Minneapolis resident Brian Johnson was at the mall when it happened. He told the Daily News he didn’t see the child fall, but walked up shortly after to see the him lying “motionless” in a “pool of blood.”
     
  12. Vail

    Vail Justice for Kara & Jessica

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    I can't even believe the child survived this. How horrifying for witnesses and responders. I hope the lil guy pulls through!
     
  13. JudgeJudi

    JudgeJudi Well-Known Member

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    You'd really have to be in the middle of a red mist to do something as heinous as this, especially in such a public place. That poor little boy.
     
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    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    “Police said there was no link between the suspect and the child or family, saying it was an “isolated incident."

    A random guy just grabs a 5 year old and throws him from the third floor at the mall?
     
  15. Kittybunny

    Kittybunny Well-Known Member

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    This is just crazy! I’m going to guess drugs but who knows?!?
     
  16. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

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    As horrified as I am about the little boy who was severely injured and all the worry his parents face, I think Aranda is mentally ill and needs to be put away in a high-security facility never to be out in the public again. He sounds like a violent man who should not be allowed in public ever again
     
  17. MimosaMornings

    MimosaMornings Well- Known Member

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    How much does a 5 year old weigh?
    And he lifts him up and over a waist high balcony?
     
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    Man accused of throwing child from mall balcony had been banned
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    Aranda was charged in July 2015 with causing damage inside stores after he threw items off the upper level of the mall to the lower level,court records obtained by CNN affiliate WCCO show.

    He was accused three months later of throwing glasses of ice water and tea at a woman in a restaurant at the mall after she refused to buy him food, the records show.

    https://cbsminnesota.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/27-cr-15-18161_complaint.pdf


    This guy has a history of prior incidents at the mall which resulted in him being arrested and subsequently banned from the premises for a period of time.
     
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  19. TxMother67

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    Alan Hoglund on Twitter

    UPDATE: Jail records show Mall of America attack suspect now being held on murder charge. We’ve yet to receive an update on the child’s condition @KSTP

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    *Deleted duplicate post.
     
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