Complaint: Man went to Mall of America intending to kill

Minneapolis Police on April 12 2019

Minneapolis Police on April 12 2019

The boy, named Landen, was critically injured after being pushed or thrown by a 24-year-old man from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Bloomington on Friday, according to police.

A 5-year-old boy who was thrown over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America in the USA is "continuing to fight" after a good night's sleep, a family friend said.

A GoFundMe page set up to help the child's family with medical expenses has surpassed a half a million dollars.

- A GoFundMe online fundraiser for the boy thrown from a third floor railing by a stranger at the Mall of America on Friday has raised more than $600,000, surpassing the stated goal.

The post also said the boy, who is being treated at Children's Hospital Minneapolis, will need multiple surgeries "to try to get back to a normal life for a young, vibrant boy". The family has asked for continued privacy during this time, but we want to keep everybody updated to how Landen is doing.

Twenty-four-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, of Minneapolis, is jailed on a suspicion of attempted homicide charge. After repeatedly asking them to buy him food (and them declining) he allegedly threw a glass of water and another glass of tea at one of the women.

His panic-stricken mum was heard screaming: "Oh my God, my baby - someone threw him over the edge".

The Mall of America, home to 330 stores, is located in the city of Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis.

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Then she joked: "I do think it's a little ironic that he may be the only foreigner that this administration would welcome to the United States".

"At this time, we do not believe that there is a relationship between the child or the family of the child", the Police Chief said on Friday.

At the news conference Saturday, Potts said his police department had an additional encounter with Aranda, in which he refused to pay his bill at a restaurant.

Court records show that Aranda had been ordered to undergo psychological evaluation or treatment after the earlier mall assaults.

A month later, in August 2015, Aranda told authorities he has "anger issues" when he was arrested on a felony property damage charge at the public library. He said the woman cried out, "Everybody pray, everybody pray".

Mr Potts went on to explain how Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda has previously been arrested at the Mall of America.

Court records obtained by PEOPLE show that Aranda pled guilty to fifth-degree assault and interfering with an officer of the peace.

Bloomington police arrested Aranda in the mall's transit station.

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