Transcript for Suspected arrested after allegedly throwing child off third story at the mall
horrifying moments at America's biggest mall. A 5-year-old seriously injured after being thrown or pushed over a third floor railing. Here is the shocking crime and the suspect now in custody. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you, whit. This is simply unconscionable. A family trip to the mall ending in unexplained horror. That suspect now under arrest. The mystery deepening in Minneapolis this morning after this 24-year-old man was arrested, accused of throwing or pushing a 5-year-old from the third floor of the mall of America Friday. We have a report over on the south side that someone just fell from the third floor to the first floor. Reporter: The boy landing two stories below. First responders seen here urgently administering cpr. We could see emts over the little child, and all we could see are his little feet. Reporter: The child rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. They put the poor little boy on the stretcher. There was so much blood. And he was limp. Reporter: The boy's mother distraught. She said everyone please pray, please pray for my son. Everyone here right now please pray. Reporter: Shoppers in disbelief. Why would you single out a kid and ruin a family's life like this? Reporter: Police say Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda shoved the little boy over the railing before taking off. The suspect initially fled from the scene and was located inside the mall. Reporter: Officers swarming the country's largest mall, taking him into custody. This was not his first run-in at the mall. Court documents show he was arrested twice at the mall in 2015 for throwing objects off the upper level and in a restaurant. A possible motive for the horrifying incident still a mystery. At this time we do not believe there is a relationship between the suspect and the child or the family of the child. We are actively investigating as to why this incident occurred. And that investigation is ongoing this morning. The mall of America saying in a statement this was a senseless act and words cannot truly express our profound shock and sadness. Aranda has now been charged with attempted homicide. This is unfathomable. Given that it was senseless, they'll have to take a look at his mental health. Thank you very much, appreciate it.
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