Mall of America Suspect Faces Attempted Homicide Charge in Boy’s Near-Fatal Fall

A man has been charged with attempted homicide in Friday’s attack at the Mall of America in Minneapolis that left a 5-year-old boy with life-threatening injuries.

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has a history of mental health problems and had twice been banned from the mall, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Saturday. The boy fell three floors after being pushed or thrown over a railing, according to police. The boy was initially reported as not breathing but is being treated at a hospital but there was no immediate word on his condition.

Source: Man held after boy is thrown at MOA had been told to stay away – StarTribune.com

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