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Boy Thrown Off Mall of America Balcony a 'Strong, Happy Boy'

5-year-old Landon 'is now walking PERFECTLY,' and back in school, family says

(Newser) - The boy who somehow survived being thrown from a third-story balcony in April at the Mall of America is "is now walking PERFECTLY with even legs AMEN," his family writes on his GoFundMe page . The 5-year-old, named only as Landon, "loves being back to school and going... More »

Good News About Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony

Landen, 5, is back home

(Newser) - Nearly five months after he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America, a 5-year-old boy is back home. KSTP reports the child, identified only as Landen on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his family, had been moved from intensive care to... More »

Man Who Threw Boy Off Mall Balcony Gets His Sentence

Emmanuel Aranda pleads guilty, will serve 19 years as his victim recuperates

(Newser) - No trial: The man who threw an unsuspecting boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree premeditated murder, reports KSTP . As a result, 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda, will serve 19 years in prison for the April attack that severely injured a 5-year-old boy... More »

'Good News' About Boy Thrown From Mall of America Balcony

He's under sedation, but his family says 'prayers are working'

(Newser) - The family of a 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America earlier this month says he is still in intensive care and under sedation but that the public's "prayers are working," the AP reports. The short statement issued Tuesday said the... More »

Filing: Mall Attack Suspect 'Looking for Someone to Kill'

Boy, 5, fell 40 feet to a stone floor

(Newser) - The man charged with throwing a 5-year-old over a railing at the Mall of America went there "looking for someone to kill," a court filing says. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, was charged Monday with attempted first-degree premeditated murder, the Star-Tribune reports. The boy, identified only as Landen, suffered... More »

Boy in 'Horrific' Mall of America Fall 'Still With Us and Fighting'

Strangers raise $350K after Landen was allegedly thrown over 3rd-floor railing

(Newser) - The 5-year-old boy who was apparently thrown or shoved over a third-floor railing at the Mall of America is "still very much with us and fighting," according to a family friend. Landen, who is being identified only by his first name, is being treated at Children's Hospital... More »

Stranger Is Charged in Child's Plunge Inside Mall of America

Emmanuel Aranda is accused of throwing a child from a balcony

(Newser) - The man accused of pushing or throwing a child from a third-floor balcony at Minnesota's Mall of America had twice been ordered to stay away from the mall. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in the mall transit station after fleeing the Friday incident, is being held in suspicion... More »

Boy May Have Been Thrown From Mall of America Balcony

Man is in custody, and 5-year-old remains hospitalized after 3-story fall

(Newser) - Scary incident at the Mall of America in Minnesota on Friday: A 5-year-old boy fell from a third-floor balcony, and police are investigating witness accounts that a man pushed or threw him, reports CNN . "The child did suffer significant injuries," says Bloomington police chief Jeff Potts. Police detained... More »

Santa Larry Breaks Mall of America's Santa Color Barrier

The mall has a black Santa for the first time ever

(Newser) - No matter what Megyn Kelly says , Santa Claus isn't just white. And we know that because for the first time in 24 years, the Santa Experience at the Mall of America in Minnesota will have a black Santa, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. "Anybody can be Santa; it’s... More »

'Black Lives Matter' Protest Shuts Mall, Airport, Terminal

Flights were delayed at Minneapolis airport

(Newser) - Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters shut down America's biggest mall on Wednesday in what an organizer says was just a decoy for a protest that shut down an airport terminal. The protesters gathered at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., where they were met by hundreds of... More »

Homeland Security: Mall Threat Not Credible

Mall of America shoppers unfazed by warning

(Newser) - The Department of Homeland Security did some backtracking soon after its chief warned yesterday that Mall of America shoppers should be "particularly careful" after a terror threat. A department spokeswoman says that although the mall was named in a video released by Somali extremists al-Shabab, "we are not... More »

After Threat, Mall of America Shoppers Told to Be 'Careful'

Homeland Security urges caution after al-Shabab video referenced attack

(Newser) - The Mall of America has beefed up security and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is urging shoppers there to be "particularly careful" in the wake of a terror threat yesterday, reports CNN . "There will be enhanced security there, but public vigilance, public awareness and public caution in situations... More »

Dubai Unveils Plans for World's Largest Mall

It will include 100 hotels, a theme park, and a climate-controlled network of streets

(Newser) - Being home to one of the world's largest malls is apparently not enough for the rulers of the United Arab Emirates, even just five years after Dubai was crippled by a massive debt crisis. The nation’s ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, says his planned Mall of the... More »

Man Showers Mall With Last $1K, Gets Ticketed

He says he wanted to spread holiday cheer

(Newser) - "I don’t see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct," complains a Minnesota man ticketed for disorderly conduct after chucking a thousand dollar bills over a crowd at the Mall of America on Black Friday. Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw the cash from a third-floor railing as the band... More »

10 Busted in Mall of America Brouhaha

10 teens arrested as melee breaks out

(Newser) - Retailers were hoping for a big day yesterday, but Minnesota's Mall of America might have preferred something smaller than a mob of hundreds of kids who wreaked havoc. At least 200 teens were involved in an hour-long melee that had shoppers scrambling and stores closing, some for the remainder... More »

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