GoFundMe for child thrown from Mall of America Balcony

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A 5-year-old boy who was seriously injured when he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America near Minneapolis remains hospitalized.

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

Friends of the family have created a GoFundMe page to help pay for the boy's medical bills and have nearly raised $700,000. The GoFundMe campaign had raised almost $400,000 as of Sunday morning.

Authorities described the injuries as life-threatening but he is in stable condition at Children's Hospital Minneapolis.

On Friday, the boy "was enjoying a day at the Mall of America with his mom and friend ... when a stranger maliciously grabbed him and threw him over the third-floor balcony for no apparent reason".

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(Bloomington Police Department) Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda is pictured in this photo released by Bloomington, Minneapolis, Police on April, 12, 2019. Jail records don't list an attorney for him.

Potts said prosecutors would finalize charges by Monday at noon.

Hanneman said his wife and Landen's mother are longtime friends.

"We feel confident in saying that the suspect threw the child off of the third floor, but as to why he did that is still something we're looking into and trying to figure out", Potts said.

Potts said the Mall of America will often give a no-trespass order to offenders, with a time limit appropriate to the crime.

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"I know there's been some reports and some concerns about whether or not he is still alive", Potts said.

He had been banned from Mall of America in the past and was convicted of misdemeanors in two incidents there in 2015, court records show.

Witnesses said the child landed on the first level and the suspect took off running before he was apprehended by officers who took him into custody at the transit station of the mall, police said.

"As the Bloomington Police Department continues to investigate how and why this isolated incident happened, we will provide our full co-operation".

In October 2015, Aranda was accused of throwing glasses in Twin Cities Grill in the mall. However, the trespassing notice was not in effect at the time of the incident, The AP reported.

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Court records obtained by PEOPLE show that Aranda pleaded guilty to the charge of first-degree property damage and was sentenced to serve 28 days in prison, pay restitution and undergo anger management training.

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