MOA Attacker Planned to Kill
TJ Leverentz | Apr 15, 2019 AT 6:10 pm
Emmanuel Aranada told authorities he planned on killing someone before he threw a 5-year-old boy over a railing at the Mall of America Friday.
Aranada, a 24-year-old Minneapolis man with a history of mental illness, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder. Prosecutors will seek a harsh punishment citing the cruelty of the crime.
The boy pushed by Aranada remains in critical condition with serious head trauma and multiple fractures after his 40-foot fall.