Central States Violent Crime

Child Thrown From Third Floor of Mall of America

Child Thrown From Third Floor of Mall of America, Suspect Arrested

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda has been identified as the suspect accused of tossing a 5-year-old boy from the third floor at Mall of America

Child Thrown From Third Floor

Child Thrown From Third Floor of Mall of America

A five-year-old child suffered ‘significant injuries’ after they were allegedly thrown from a third-floor balcony by a 24-year-old man at a mall in Minnesota.

Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington this morning, after witnesses reported an unidentified man either throwing the young child from the height, before trying to flee.

The suspect was chased down inside the mall and was taken into custody.

Police do not think there is any relationship between the man and the child or the child’s family.

‘Additional information from witnesses indicated the 5-year-old might have been pushed or thrown,’ Bloomington Chief of Police Jeff Potts said.

Police officers gave the child first aid along with witnesses, Potts said.

‘The child did suffer significant injuries,’ he said. ‘The child has been transported to the hospital and has been receiving care.’

According to Potts, witnesses told police the person suspected of pushing or throwing the child ‘took off running immediately after the incident.’

He’s currently at the Bloomington Police Department, Potts said, and authorities don’t believe there is any further threat to the public.

‘At this time, we do not believe that there is a relationship between the child or the family of the child,’

Potts said, emphasizing that police believe this to be an ‘isolated incident.’

The area where the fall occurred has been closed.


Fugitive Watch was founded in 1992 by two San Jose police officers, Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita. Fugitive Watch is a reality-based television show, newspaper and website, fugitive.com. We can also be found on social media such as InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. The mission of Fugitive Watch is to make Your community safer by helping law enforcement fight crime. Fugitive Watch brings the community, local business, and law enforcement together to solve crimes, apprehend wanted fugitives and provide education and crime prevention information to the community.

Business and private sponsorship help Fugitive Watch empower the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their living rooms. Fugitive Watch has been credited by law enforcement with over several 1000 crimes solved or fugitives apprehended. Fugitive Watch also helps improve the safety of police officers by locating fugitives for law enforcement so they can more safely arrest them rather than unexpectedly running across them through extremely dangerous routine “chance encounters”. As law enforcement officers know all too well, These “chance encounters” have resulted in countless officer injuries and deaths.

Leave a Comment