Transcript for New details on the man who allegedly pushed the 5-year-old boy at the Mall of America
New developments tonight in that horrific story at the mall of America. Court records indicate the suspect accused of tossing a 5-year-old boy off a high balcony had been banned twice from the shopping center. The big question tonight, why was that suspect allowed back into the mall? ABC's erielle reshef with the latest. Reporter: Tonight, a 5-year-old boy fighting for his life after authorities say this stranger, 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda, threw him from the third floor of the mall of America. Somebody just fell from the third floor to the first floor. It's pretty gut wrenching for everybody involved. Reporter: The child plummeting 40 feet. He was limp, and there was a pool of blood on the floor when they put him on the stretcher, and it was just a shock. Reporter: The motive, still a mystery. The suspect threw the child off of the third floor, but as to why he did that, is still something we're looking into and trying to figure out. Reporter: But now disturbing new details from the suspect's past. Aranda was arrested twice at the same mall in 2015, first for tossing an item over a railing and then for throwing a glass at a restaurant employee. He was temporarily banned from entering the mall. In this case, since the incidents happened back in 2015, that trespass period has expired. Reporter: Witnesses say Aranda took off immediately after Friday's terrifying incident, but was quickly taken down by police. He was located at the transit station at the mall of America. Reporter: He is now charged with attempted homicide. Police were asked whether the suspect will undergo a mental health evaluation. They declined to comment, Tom. Tonight the boy's family asking for privacy and for prayers. And to be clear, the ban had expired, and that's why he was allowed back in. Reporter: That's right. Thank you. Now to the violent
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