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Donations for boy, five, thrown from the third-floor balcony in the Mall of America reach more than 400K, as its revealed a hero bystander helped catch the suspect while the child's mother screamed

Crazy Stranger Throws 5 Yr Old From Balcony At Mall Bystander helped apprehend suspect who 'threw boy off a balcony' as GoFundMe raises more

Hero bystander helped apprehend the Mall of America suspect who 'threw boy, five, off a balcony' while his mom screamed for help, as wellwishers raise 400K for the youngster who is still in hospital

  • Landen Hoffmann was thrown from a third-floor balcony in the Mall of America
  • He suffered life-threatening injuries and his cousin asked people to pray for him
  • Wellwishers have now donated more than $400,000 on a GoFundMe page 
  • In a post Sunday loved ones wrote that the youngster 'is still continuing to fight' 
  • Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, was arrested Friday at the mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, and charged with attempted homicide  
  • A bystander stopped Aranda from fleeing after he pushed the child, police say  
  • Witnesses say the boy's mom was screaming after the child was thrown
  • 'Oh my God, my baby, someone threw him over the edge,' she was heard yelling
  • Aranda has reportedly been banned from the Mall of America in the past 
Landen Hoffmann of Woodbury, Minnesota, suffered life-threatening injuries

Landen Hoffmann of Woodbury, Minnesota, suffered life-threatening injuries

A bystander rushed to help and apprehend the stranger accused of throwing a five-year-old boy from the third-floor balcony in the Mall of America, it has emerged. 

Little Landen Hoffmann of Woodbury, Minnesota, was tossed from the balcony on Friday and police arrested 24-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who is from the Minneapolis metro area.

Aranda was charged with attempted homicide and is currently being held at the Bloomington Police Department.  

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was arrested Friday at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
Soft toys and flowers left at the scene where Landen Hoffmann fell nearly 40 feet
As of Sunday afternoon, the campaign had raised more than $400,000
Landen Hoffmann is the five-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America on Friday. His cousin, April Hoffmann, posted this message on her Instagram page
Horror: Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses said a man threw the young child from the height, before trying to flee
The 24-year-old suspect was chased down inside the mall and was taken into custody
Bloomington Chief of Police Jeff Potts said police believe this to be an 'isolated incident.'A
Police do not think there is any relationship between the man and the child or the child’s family
Police were called to the Mall of America in Bloomington after witnesses reported an man either throwing or pushing the young child from the height, before trying to flee

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Crazy Stranger Throws 5 Yr Old From Balcony At Mall !!

Mothers and fathers, hold your children a little tighter today. Yesterday, a 5 year old boy was tossed from the 5th story balcony at the Mall Of America in Minnesota - by a crazed stranger.

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, has been identified as the man police believe tossed a 5-year-old boy from the third floor at Mall of America in Minnesota on Friday.

He has been charged with attempted homicide.

Local police chief Jeff Potts said that Emmanuel is from the area, but is not known to the victim or his family. The boy was rushed to the hospital and is in critical but stable condition.

Chief Potts stressed that he believed the incident was "isolated" and said there was no wider threat to the public.



Police say they initially responded to a report at 10:17 local time on Friday that a child had fallen down from a balcony at the Minnesota mall.

However, witnesses at the scene described the child being thrown or pushed by a man.

Emmanuel initially fled the scene, but was tracked down and arrested by officers at the mall's metro and bus transit station.

Aranda has a long string of arrests and convictions for misdemeanor criminal offenses in recent years, court records show. At the time of Friday’s attack, there was an active warrant for his arrest stemming from a 2017 assault case in Hennepin County.



In 2015, Aranda was issued a trespass notice ordering him to stay away from the Mall of America. He ignored the order and in October of that year was arrested after harassing and panhandling two women diners at a restaurant and throwing drinking glasses at diners, according to a criminal complaint.

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Comment by mr1stroke on April 14, 2019 at 8:24pm

that some crazy s***, thats why people have to hold on tight to their kids when out in public, these days i see females walking texting, or video chat while their kids is way behind them, they wont even know if someone take the kids, sometimes you deliver your own kids to the hands of evil, well i hope he pulls through

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