Man accused of throwing 5-year-old from balcony in Mall of America Police said a 24-year-old man was in custody after a 5-year-old boy plummeted three floors Friday. Witnesses said the boy was pushed or thrown from a balcony at the Mall of America. One witness told CBS Minnesota a woman was screaming that someone threw her child from the third floor balcony. "She was screaming 'Everyone pray, everyone pray. Oh my God, my baby, someone threw him over the edge,'" Brian Johnson said. CBS Minnesota reported that emergency crews could be seen performing CPR and there was a large amount of blood on the floor. The child, who suffered "life-threatening injuries," was taken to a local hospital.