Man arrested after boy falls from balcony at USA shopping centre

Minneapolis Police on April 12 2019

A 5-year-old boy who was seriously injured when he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized. "We started this GoFundMe for their family to help cover the enormous medical costs and rehabilitation costs for the long ahead".

Less than 24 hours after it was posted, the GoFundMe fundraiser page for Landen Hoffmann of Woodbury had logged donations from more than 10,000 donors.

Aranda was arrested at the mall's transit station shortly after the incident thanks to fast-acting security, said Bloomington Police Chief Jeffrey Potts in a press conference Friday. 'The child has been transported to the hospital and has been receiving care'.

Authorities haven't released the boy's name.

A witness said he heard a woman screaming that her child was thrown off the balcony, WCCO reported. After repeatedly asking them to buy him food (and them declining) he allegedly threw a glass of water and another glass of tea at one of the women. Potts said he expects to submit the case to Hennepin County prosecutors for charges by noon on Monday.

Two days after a 5-year-old boy sustained life-threatening injuries when he as flung him off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota, a GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $436,000.

The Police Chief added that, "at this time, our investigation has not revealed anything to lead us to believe that race is a factor in this case".

"The family is looking forward to continued privacy during this hard time and we are definitely welcoming all thoughts and prayers at this point", a spokesperson for the child's family tells PEOPLE. Hospital officials haven't responded to requests for a status update.

The suspect is said to have history of other violent incidents at the shopping centre, court records show.

As to a motive, police say they don't believe the man knew the child or family, Potts said.

Emmanuel Deshawn has been charged with attempted homicide.

Court records obtained by PEOPLE show that Aranda pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree property damage and was sentenced to serve 28 days in prison, pay restitution and undergo anger management training.

He said she was screaming, "Everybody pray, everybody pray".

Police are on the scene of an incident at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The boy was thrown from the third-floor balcony at the Mall of America.

In October 2015, Aranda was accused of throwing glasses in Twin Cities Grill in the mall. According to the mall's website, it is visited by 40 million people from around the world each year.

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