Donations pour in for boy thrown from Mall of America balcony

Cheryl Sanders
April 15, 2019

"Potts said some of those cases were handled through mental health court, but he didn't elaborate".

"[Through] our investigative work and witnesses that we've spoken to, we feel confident saying that the suspect threw the child off of the third floor".

"I heard the mother screaming pray for my kid. please pray for my son. everyone please pray", said Brian Johnson, witness. Potts also pointed out that there had been prior convictions, and said that Aranda had previously been on a trespass notice at the Mall of America but that such notices usually expire after six-month or one-year increments - Aranda's prior arrests were in 2015.

'A monster of a man threw him from a 3rd floor balcony at the mall, he is fighting to stay with us every second'.


Hanneman said his picture has been removed from the page because there have been "multiple people trying to copy this GoFundMe page and the family is still requesting privacy and has elected at this point not to share photos at this time"'. He said she was screaming, "Everybody pray, everybody pray".

Police have accused Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, with attempted homicide and he is being held at the Bloomington Police Department in Minneapolis, US.

It has been reported that Landen Hoffmann from Woodbury, Minnesota, was tossed to the marble ground beneath the balcony on Friday (12 April) as his mum screamed: "Oh my God, my baby - someone threw him over the edge".

The 4.2-million-square-foot Mall of America is in Bloomington, about 10 miles south of Minneapolis.


Hanneman confirmed that the child is still alive and being cared for in the hospital. However, now the boy "has a very long road to recovery ahead of him", the page said. Police credited a concerned bystander for chasing the suspect, and the Mall security for tracking him to the transportation station where he was apprehended.

He asked the public to keep the boy's family and first responders in their thoughts and prayers.

Then in October 2015, Aranda returned to the Mall of America again - in violation of his no-trespass order - and harassed and assaulted a woman inside a restaurant there, records show. The child and Aranda were strangers, they said.

The woman refused, and Aranda allegedly threw a glass of water in her face and a glass of tea that struck her leg.


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