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Cops Say Teen Threw Boy, 6, From Tate Modern's 10th Floor

The boy is in critical condition and the suspect has been arrested
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2019 1:32 AM CDT
Emergency crews attending a scene at the Tate Modern art gallery, London, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.   (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
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(Newser) – A horrifying scene Sunday afternoon in London, where a 6-year-old boy standing on a viewing platform on the 10th floor of the Tate Modern museum was thrown, falling five stories to land on a 5th-floor roof, the BBC reports. He is currently in critical condition, and police have arrested a 17-year-old male on suspicion of attempted murder. There is no indication of a relationship between the two.

A museum visitor who was on the viewing platform at the time said she heard a "loud bang," then turned around and saw a woman screaming, "Where's my son, where's my son?" Per CNN, she says she had previously noticed the teen suspect acting suspiciously; after the boy was thrown, bystanders reportedly restrained him. (The 5-year-old boy thrown from a Mall of America balcony in April just left intensive care.)

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