Man, 24, accused of hurling a five-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony banished from the mall

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was arrested Friday at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was arrested Friday at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota

The 24-year-old man accused of throwing a child over a third-floor railing in the Mall of America in Minnesota has a history of mental health problems and was twice ordered to stay away from the mall.

Emmanuel Aranda has had a long series of arrests and convictions for crime crimes in recent years, and in 2015 a message was issued about a violation instructing him to stay away from the Mall of America.

He ignored the order and was arrested after harassing two female guests in a restaurant and throwing water glasses at the guests, according to a criminal complaint.

At the time of Friday's attack, there was an active order for his arrest as a result of a 2017 attack in Hennepin County.

Aranda was in the mall on Friday, the police said, when he threw or pushed the boy over the railing, sending the child a meter or three on a stone floor two levels below.

Aranda was chased inside the mall and taken into custody.

Witnesses say a woman in the mall shouted hysterically after the child was thrown.

Horror: Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses said an unidentified man was allegedly throwing the young child up high before attempting to flee

Horror: Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses said an unidentified man was allegedly throwing the young child up high before attempting to flee

Horror: Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses said an unidentified man was allegedly throwing the young child up high before attempting to flee

The 24-year-old suspect was chased inside the mall and taken into custody

The 24-year-old suspect was chased inside the mall and taken into custody

The 24-year-old suspect was chased inside the mall and taken into custody

& # 39; She screamed & # 39; Everyone prays, everyone prays. Oh my god, my baby, someone threw him over the edge, & # 39; & # 39; Brian Johnson told WCCO.

Emergency sports crews had hurried to help the child seen in a pool of blood.

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family.

Brian Johnson, a Minneapolis resident, told the Daily News that he did not see the incident, but said he saw its aftermath.

Potts said, emphasizing that the police regard this as an & # 39; isolated incident & # 39; regards. The area where the fall took place is closed (photo taken from the third floor after the man was arrested)

Potts said, emphasizing that the police regard this as an & # 39; isolated incident & # 39; regards. The area where the fall took place is closed (photo taken from the third floor after the man was arrested)

Potts said, emphasizing that the police regard this as an & # 39; isolated incident & # 39; regards. The area where the fall took place is closed (photo taken from the third floor after the man was arrested)

He said the child was lying motionless, he was lying in a pool of blood.

& # 39; Additional witness information indicated that the 5-year-old may have been pushed or thrown & # 39 ;, said Bloomington Chief of Police Jeff Potts.

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

& # 39; The child has suffered significant injuries & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; The child has been transported to the hospital and receives care. & # 39;

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family

Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses had reported that an unidentified man threw or pushed the young child up high before attempting to flee

Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses had reported that an unidentified man threw or pushed the young child up high before attempting to flee

Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses had reported that an unidentified man threw or pushed the young child up high before attempting to flee

According to Potts, witnesses told police that the person suspected of pushing or throwing the child off takes off immediately after the incident.

He is currently on Bloomington police, Potts said, and the authorities don't believe there is any more danger to the public.

& # 39; We do not currently believe that there is a relationship between the child or the child's family, & # 39;

Potts said, emphasizing that the police regard this as an & # 39; isolated incident & # 39; regards.

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family

The police do not think that there is a relationship between the man and the child or the child's family

The area where the fall occurred is closed.

"This was a pointless act and words cannot really express our deep shock and sadness," the Mall of America said in a statement on Friday. & # 39; Our direct and sole concern is for the well-being of the family and the child, but also for all persons who have experienced the incident.

& # 39; We have counseling services available for anyone who may need help. We know that this is a worrying event for all of us.

& # 39; While the Bloomington police continue to investigate how and why this isolated incident occurred, we will fully cooperate.