Horrific: 5-Year-Old Thrown from 3rd Floor Balcony of Mall, Suspect in Custody

Witnesses at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, say they heard a woman screaming that someone had thrown her child from the third-floor balcony.

The woman was screaming: “Oh my God, my baby! Someone threw him over the edge!”


Emergency Crews Immediately Began Performing CPR on the Child

A large amount of blood was on the floor, and emergency crews began performing CPR on the child as soon as they arrived. The child was rushed to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said, “The child did suffer significant injuries.  The child has been transported to the hospital and has been receiving care.”

The child is male and five years old, according to reports from the Bloomington Police.
According to witnesses, a man threw or possibly pushed the child, then fled the mall.
Police apprehended the suspect, a 24 year old man, near a light rail station.

According to Potts, the suspect was said to have, “took off running immediately after the incident”, and “at this time, we do not believe that there is a relationship between the child or the family of the child.”