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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:27 PM

Witnesses: Woman Says Her Child Was Thrown From 3rd-Floor Balcony At Mall Of America

Source: WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ó A child was rushed to a hospital Friday morning after reportedly being thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America.

Witnesses at the Bloomington mall told WCCO that a woman was screaming that someone threw her child from the third floor balcony.

Emergency crews could be seen performing CPR on the child in the southeast corner of the mall. A large amount of blood was on the floor.

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A source 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.

Read more: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/12/witnesses-woman-says-her-child-was-thrown-from-3rd-floor-balcony-at-mall-of-america/

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Reply Witnesses: Woman Says Her Child Was Thrown From 3rd-Floor Balcony At Mall Of America (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2019 OP
rurallib Apr 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #2
rurallib Apr 2019 #4
Fla Dem Apr 2019 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #16
FakeNoose Apr 2019 #6
forgotmylogin Apr 2019 #15
Ron Obvious Apr 2019 #13
rurallib Apr 2019 #14
Ron Obvious Apr 2019 #18
rurallib Apr 2019 #21
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #17
Polybius Apr 2019 #28
Kittycow Apr 2019 #3
Joe Nation Apr 2019 #5
titaniumsalute Apr 2019 #11
ForgedCrank Apr 2019 #20
irisblue Apr 2019 #7
marble falls Apr 2019 #8
Blue Owl Apr 2019 #10
brooklynite Apr 2019 #12
Owl Apr 2019 #19
LuckyLib Apr 2019 #22
Mahnunjipaar Apr 2019 #23
Lars39 Apr 2019 #24
Codeine Apr 2019 #25
uncle ray Apr 2019 #27
Delmette2.0 Apr 2019 #26

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:41 PM

1. I can't help but think this is probably a hate crime because the woman

was Muslim.

I hope I am wrong. Whatever happened this is a horrific crime.
Sure hope that poor kid comes through this without permanent damage.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. Or maybe domestic violence.

The barriers are waist-high, too high for a child (or probably anyone) to fall over accidentally. I don't know how anyone survives a three-story fall without serious injury - if they survive at all. The MOA's ceilings in each story are very high; all three floors would be a very long fall. I'm not hopeful.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:58 PM

4. domestic violence - very possible

how anyone could do that to a kid ..........

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 02:08 PM

9. The suspect is a 24-year-old man, who was not named. Police said they do not, at this time,

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
.

From the attached article.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:10 PM

16. Now they are saying the suspect does not seem to be related to

or connected to the mother or the child. They have him in custody. I hope they throw the book at him.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 01:24 PM

6. The woman didn't identify the assailant as her husband or ex-husband

...as if it were domestic violence. She said it was "someone" like she didn't know the person.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:07 PM

15. Not only the three story fall...

But a likely landing on solid concrete.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:36 PM

13. Where does it say the woman was Muslim? n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:47 PM

14. it doesn't - I was speculating

the right has been flaming the hate against Ilhan Omar in that area.

Sorry if my comment seemed misleading - guess I didn't express it very well.
this incident is bothering me almost as much as Sandy Hook did so many years ago.

Crimes against children are just so abhorrent.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:34 PM

18. Here's a picture of the perpetrator

It might yet turn out to be a hatecrime, but not the one you thought of:

http://www.startribune.com/dispatch-audio-man-threw-child-from-3rd-floor-balcony-at-mall-of-america/508496192/

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #18)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:07 PM

21. Thank you

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:20 PM

17. There was nothing in any of the news reports I've seen saying the woman was Muslim.

So it might be going a little too far to call this a hate crime when we don't yet know anything about either the suspect or the victim.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 12:42 AM

28. It's still possible, but I don't think so

He was banned from the mall before for numerous offenses. Seemed to be mentally disturbed. From the OP link:

Aranda, who is being held on suspected attempted homicide, had been banned from Mall of America in the past, and was charged and convicted of misdemeanors in two separate incidents at the mall in 2015. In July of that year, Aranda was charged with causing damage inside stores, throwing items off of a balcony to a lower level and resisting arrest. Aranda was then charged in October of that year for throwing a glass of water and a glass of tea at a woman inside of Twin City Grill after she refused to buy him food.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:50 PM

3. Senseless and horrific..

Poor little soul; hope medicine can pull the little tyke through

The alleged attacker will be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life if he's convicted. My understanding is that other prisoners don't take kindly to crimes against children and will mete out their own kind of justice.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 01:04 PM

5. What kind of sick bastard would do this to a child?

I'm not a big believer in the death penalty but I would take this guy out and do the deed myself.

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Response to Joe Nation (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 02:32 PM

11. The same type who would allow kids to be locked in cages on the border...sadly

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:36 PM

20. the rage we are seeing over the past two years since Trump was elected just seems to escelate

more every day.
In the end, I wouldn't be surprised to find out this was for no other reason that what he was wearing or some other senseless reason.
Our country is devolving now and I only hope we can reverse the trend soon

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 01:38 PM

7. More info....remember things are on going. For the boy-🕯️

Source--https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/12/witnesses-woman-says-her-child-was-thrown-from-3rd-floor-balcony-at-mall-of-america/

snip--" 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.

Metro Transit interrupted Blue Line service into or out of the mall due to the police activity, but as of 11:30 a.m. had restored service on the light rail trains."

That poor mother and her family.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 02:07 PM

8. This would be the time to keep this child and mom in our sincere thoughts and prayers ...

I refuse to let souless RWers steal this empathetic reaction from me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 02:14 PM

10. K&R for visibility and justice to the perpetrator

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:35 PM

12. UPDATE: Police: Man threw or pushed child from 3rd-floor balcony at Mall of America

A man threw or pushed a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America on Friday morning, Bloomington police said, with the child suffering "significant injuries."

A 24-year-old man was arrested and is being questioned about the incident, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said. The suspect's name has not been released.

The boy was taken by ambulance from the mall to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. No further information on his condition was available.

Tina Hailey of Burnsville was walking with her husband and had just rounded the corner on the mall's first floor near Macy's when she heard screams.

Minneapolis Star tribune

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:37 PM

19. Horrible!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:43 PM

22. Seems the man was known to local police, had been banned from the Mall for

a period, and was known to throw things from the 3rd floor. A disturbed individual. At least he didn't have a semi-automatic weapon.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 03:59 PM

23. Why did this thread die so quick?

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Response to Mahnunjipaar (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 04:12 PM

24. Welcome to DU, Mahnunjipaar.

The board moves very quickly. Sometimes threads get sifted to the bottom.
Nice of you to kick it back up.

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Response to Mahnunjipaar (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 05:33 PM

25. Presumably because there isn't much to discuss.

Itís not as if anyone will disagree thatís itís a horrible crime. The perpetrator has been apprehended, the child hospitalized, and thatís pretty much it as far as conversation about the event goes.

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Response to Mahnunjipaar (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:04 PM

27. do you have something you want to say about it?

it must be important to you for you to register just to question why it's not being discussed.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 06:44 PM

26. The poor family.

I can't imagine what they are going through.

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