Man who threw 5-year-old from third floor of mall previously ordered to stay away

Man who threw 5-year-old from third floor of mall previously ordered to stay away
Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda (Image: Bloomington Police Department)

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A Twin Cities man accused of throwing a child over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America has a history of mental health problems and had twice been ordered to stay away from the mall, court records show.

In a previous criminal case, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda told police that “he has some anger issues.”…

Aranda, 24, is being held by Bloomington police on suspicion of attempted homicide. …

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The boy was taken by ambulance from the mall to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. No further information on his condition was available Friday.

Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said that there doesn’t seem to be any connection between the victim, his family and Aranda. Potts said he didn’t know whether the victim’s family is from Minnesota or elsewhere.

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.

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