GoFundMe started for boy injured in Mall of America incident

(WQOW) – A GoFundMe page has been started to help the 5-year-old boy injured after being reportedly thrown from a third story balcony at the Mall of America on Friday.

The GoFundMe page has nearly met its goal of $250,000.

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The suspect is identified as Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24.

WCCO reports Aranda was banned from the Mall of America in the past was convicted of misdemeanors in two 2015 incidents. WCCO says Aranda was charged with causing damage inside stores, throwing items off a balcony to a lower level and resisting arrest. He was charged later that year with throwing a glass of water and a glass of tea at a woman after she refused to buy him food.

Shannon Hoyt

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