Man arrested after child thrown from balcony at Mall of America

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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (WCCO) – Police say a child was thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America Friday.

Now a suspect is in custody.

Witnesses say a woman screamed that someone threw or pushed her child from the third floor.

According to police, the victim is 5 years old and has significant injuries.

The child is currently in the hospital in unknown condition.

Police reported that the suspect, a 24-year-old man, tried to get away, but has since been arrested.

They do not believe the man is related to the victim.

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