Mall of America

Boy Thrown From Mall Balcony Remains in Intensive Care

The parents say it has been a challenging road to recovery and they are not sure when Landen will be able to come home. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America say their son remains in intensive care due to severe complications from the April attack. In an update on their GoFundMe page Tuesday, the parents of the victim, identified only as Landen, say he has had more than…

Man Who Threw 5-Year-Old Off Balcony Has Been Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

The man pleaded guilty last month to attempted premeditated first-degree murder

Emmanuel Aranda, the man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Aranda showed little emotion and said almost nothing as he was sentenced Monday in Minneapolis. During the sentencing, victim impact statements from the boy’s parents were read in court. The boy’s father…

Man pleads guilty to throwing boy from Mall of America balcony

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Emmanuel Aranda, the man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third floor balcony at Mall of America, entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning in Hennepin County District Court. Aranda, 24, agreed to a sentence of 19 years in prison Aranda was charged with first-degree attempted murder for the April 12 attack. According to the criminal complaint, he told police…

Boy Thrown From Third Floor of Mall Conscious, No Longer in Critical Condition

The boy's family is hopeful he'll be home by June

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The family of a 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America says he’s alert and conscious and no longer in critical condition. The boy plunged about 40 feet and suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones. The family is now focused on additional surgeries, healing and rehabilitation. They’re hoping the boy…

No Signs of Brain Damage For Young Boy Tossed From Third Floor At Mall of America

The GoFundMe set up for Landen has reached more than $985,000 with a $1 million goal

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Fox 9) — Earlier this month, five-year-old Landen was thrown from the third floor of the Mall of America, suffering serious injuries. Though the boy has been recovering well, he still has a long road ahead. A Minnesota doctor who has helped many children with traumatic injuries shared her opinion on the boy’s case. Landen’s pastor recently told the…

Attempted Murder Charges Filed In Mall of America Incident

Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis was charged Monday with first-degree premeditated murder. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A criminal complaint says the man suspected of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he went to the Minnesota mall looking for someone to kill. Emmanuel Aranda was charged Monday with attempted premeditated first-degree murder in Friday’s attack . The child is fighting for his life in a…

GoFundMe Raises Over $450,000 For Boy Thrown From 3rd Floor At Mall of America

A 24-year-old man is in custody

BLOOMINGTON, MN — A GoFundMe started for the boy injured at the Mall of America on Friday has raised over $472,000 in 24 hours. The 5-year-old boy is still being treated for critical injuries sustained in a fall after he was thrown from the third floor of the mall Friday morning. A 24-year-old man is in custody. Bloomington Police Chief Jeff…

Police: 5-year-old pushed or Thrown from 3rd Floor of Mall of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A 24-year-old Minneapolis man suspected of throwing or pushing a 5-year-old boy from a balcony at the Mall of America was charged in two previous incidents at the mall. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda took off running after allegedly throwing the child onto the first floor. He was quickly arrested on attempted homicide charges at the mall’s light rail…

Grand Forks Kmart Closing in March

80 Sears and Kmart stores will close in late March including in Grand Forks. Sears Holdings says it’s a process to “accelerate its strategic transformation and facilitate its financial restructuring.” The Grand Forks Kmart will close. Minnesota stores include the Sears in the Mall of America in Bloomington and the store in Rochester. Liquidation sales are expected to begin in two weeks….