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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:19 PM

Police: Man arrested after throwing 5-year-old boy from third-floor balcony at Mall of America

A 24-year-old man was arrested Friday morning after throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America, Bloomington police said.

The boy was critically injured and is being treated at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts told reporters Friday afternoon.

Potts said the incident was isolated — that the man and child had not known each other prior — and that investigators are “actively trying to figure out why this occurred … whether it was an interaction up on the floor or why that is.”

The chaotic scene played out at about 10:15 a.m. in the southeast corner of the mall, with the boy plunging from the third level to the first floor by the escalators near the Michael Kors and Clarks stores. A witness said the boy’s mother sobbed and screamed, “Somebody hurt my baby! Please pray! Please pray!”

Mall patrons and police officers performed life-saving measures on the boy, Potts said.

A woman who works at a nearby store and who did not want to be identified said she heard loud screams, went outside the store and saw the boy hit the ground.
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‘”Time stopped for a minute for me,” she said. “I saw the boy go motionless.”

The man took off running after the incident, but was taken into custody at the mall and is being questioned by investigators at the Bloomington Police Department, Potts said.

“Of course, our immediate concern is for the child,” Potts said, adding the mother is with the child. “Our thoughts and prayers are obviously with that child and his family in hopes that that child is able to recover.”

Potts said it was not yet clear whether the child and his family are from Minnesota. He also did not have details about the suspect.

Bloomington police are working with the Hennepin County sheriff’s office crime lab to process the scene, Potts said. A small portion of the mall is cordoned off on the first and third levels.

Police are working with mall officials to see if there is video of the crime, Potts said.

Metro Transit stopped Blue Line light rail service in and out of the mall around 11 a.m. due to the police activity. Service resumed just before 11:30 a.m.

A Mall of America spokesperson released the following statement:

“Earlier today, Mall of America security was notified of an incident involving a child falling from one of the upper floors. Mall Security responded immediately as well as Bloomington Police Department. Emergency Services were notified and responded as well. The child was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital. Bloomington Police is investigating the incident.

Any additional information about the incident will come from Bloomington Police Department.”

https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/12/mall-of-america-boy-child-balcony-thrown-or-pushed/?fbclid=IwAR3haddC-oY8eGG1dXmLeZIGvCqD7-L-LqpQKc6tM3qi9W3Nv4EIQUSEvcc

What the effing hell is wrong with people???

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Reply Police: Man arrested after throwing 5-year-old boy from third-floor balcony at Mall of America (Original post)
JanetS Apr 2019 OP
Da Mannn Apr 2019 #1
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #2
JanetS Apr 2019 #3
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #5
JanetS Apr 2019 #7
imwithfred Apr 2019 #6
Carl Apr 2019 #8
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #9
Carl Apr 2019 #11
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #14
Carl Apr 2019 #17
Charlie Mike Apr 2019 #13
oldenuff35 Apr 2019 #12
DillyDilly500 Apr 2019 #15
oldenuff35 Apr 2019 #16
FreeWheelBurning Apr 2019 #21
Paradigm Apr 2019 #4
RetiredCop3061 Apr 2019 #10
Thorson Apr 2019 #20
rahtruelies Apr 2019 #18
Thorson Apr 2019 #19

Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:24 PM

1. Mall of America is in Somali country. I'm betting that this is a muslim attack.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:27 PM

2. Any pic if the perp wearing a MAGA hat yet.

My guess, maganistas hate kids unless still in the womb from what I can tell.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:33 PM

3. Sure thing, Jussie.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:14 PM

7. Aaaaw...have a snickers..

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:13 PM

6. Somali.

Mother and child white.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

8. That was a swift level stupid post.

You should be ashamed but I learned long ago never to expect that from leftists.

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Response to Carl (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:28 PM

9. That's what this forum does best. Did you read the threads early on when the black churchs in LA

were torched?

Of course you did but those knee-jerkers are OK in your book, right?

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:34 PM

11. I replied to your post very accurately

Suck it up buttercup.

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Response to Carl (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:44 PM

14. As did I tootsie.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:41 PM

17. No,you whined about it.

Too bad,so sad.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:42 PM

13. They were habituated by the constant parade of fake hate crimes.

It's not our fault you run with a bunch of starved attention whores.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:42 PM

12. Just for you DillyDilly so we can all see that you are not telling the truth...

Name and pics of the suspect.

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

So the only question that remains is if you have the honor, honesty, and ethics to admit to your intentional disinformation or if you will leave the lie as it is like a typical lib.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:48 PM

15. Did any of your ilk correct themselves on this thread?

Three Black Churches In Louisiana Torched In 9-Day Span (Original post)

un, nope.

See how the game is played. Your rules, my rules.


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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 06:00 PM

16. False and dishonest argument, we learned that in College English, or some of us did.

The question is for you, not anyone else, do you have the honesty to retract your lie or not?

Changing the subject or argument constitutes a false and dishonest argument, a fallacy of logic.

Education is free.

Logical fallacy changing the subject
Description: Attempting to redirect the argument to another issue to which the person doing the redirecting can better respond. While it is similar to the avoiding the issue fallacy, the red herring is a deliberate diversion of attention with the intention of trying to abandon the original argument.

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Response to DillyDilly500 (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 08:49 AM

21. Are you not man enough to act on your own convictions?

Do you always needs someone else to provide an example before you do the right thing?

Pathetic but predictable.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 04:36 PM

4. No description. Nothing in the lib fake news media.

We know what that means.
Nice job, Minnesotastan. Carry on.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 05:32 PM

10. Mug shot appears to be a Somali muslim

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Response to RetiredCop3061 (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:34 PM

20. He looks like Cory Booker.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 07:41 PM

18. white kid and person of colour/thug islamperp ??????

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:33 PM

19. He's Somali, Ilhan Omar will be defending him. Just like she defends ISIS members.

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