Donations pour in for boy thrown from Mall of America balcony

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Aranda has been banished from the mall in past years, though authorities said the trespassing holds had expired by Friday's incident.

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.

Potts said he couldn't give an update on the boy's status, except to say that he's being cared for at the hospital and that his parents are with him. Children's Hospital Minneapolis had no information to release.

Friends of the family have created a GoFundMe page to help pay for the boy's medical bills and have nearly raised $700,000.

A witness Friday at the mall told WCCO that the child's mother was screaming that someone had thrown her child from the balcony.

"He was enjoying a day at the Mall of America with his mom and friend on Friday morning when a stranger maliciously grabbed him and threw him over the 3rd floor balcony for no apparent reason", according to the post on GoFundMe.

Mall of America security tracked Aranda's location using cameras in the mall, allowing Bloomington police to apprehend him in the mall's transit station. We know that this is a concerning event for all of us.

The Mall of America is the biggest shopping mall in the United States.

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Aranda, who lives in the Bloomington area, has a police record, including several arrests and convictions stemming from incidents at the Mall of America.

The Mall of America issued a statement on Friday, saying: "This was a senseless act and words can not truly express our profound shock and sadness".

He was arrested and has since been charged with attempted homicide.

'We have counseling services available for anyone who may need assistance.

Police are still investigating what the motive was as well.

An employee from the Bare Minerals store went on to tell police that Aranda had "walked into the store, and without saying anything, swept his hand across a display table, knocking off and breaking two containers of lip gloss valued at $18.00 each and three shot glasses valued at $2.00 each", the outlet reported.

The complaint says Aranda approached a woman who was waiting for the restaurant to open and asked her to buy him something. The woman refused, and Aranda allegedly threw a glass of water in her face and a glass of tea that struck her leg. Aranda was under a trespass notice at the time banning him from the mall until July 4, 2016.

Aranda's previous ban from the mall was not in effect at the time of the incident.

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