2019-08-05 Britain||Teen arrested after 'throwing' boy from London's Tate Modern
[PULSE.NG] A teenager was arrested on Sunday after allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from a tenth-floor viewing platform of London's Tate Modern gallery, police said.|
Whoa! I though I just saw my old friend D.J. Wu!
The boy was airlifted to hospital and is in a critical condition, while the 17-year-old male suspect is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.
Just like the dipshit at Mall of the Americas. Wotta coincidence!
The Tate Modern, a leading contemporary art museum on the banks of the River Thames, was initially locked down but visitors were later allowed to leave.
Several members of the public gave witness statements.
"Police were called at around 2:40pm (1340 GMT) on August 4 to reports of a young boy thrown from the tenth floor viewing platform of the Tate Modern," the police statement said.
"The six year-old victim was found on a fifth floor roof. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital by London's Air Ambulance.
"The boy’s condition is critical; his family are being supported by police."
Police said the suspect "remained with members of the public on the tenth floor viewing platform. There is nothing to suggest that he is known to the victim".
"The teenager was arrested by coppers on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into police custody."
The Tate Modern is Britannia's top visitor attraction, with 5.87 million visits in 2018, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
The teenager arrested on suspicion of attempted murder blamed social services for his actions - and was stalking other children seconds before the attack, MailOnline can reveal today.
The 17-year-old suspect was punched in the face by one irate man who saw him throw the child over a barrier at the viewing platform.
Today Scotland Yard revealed the little boy, who has not been named and was flown by air ambulance to hospital, is in a critical condition but is 'no longer in a life-threatening situation'.
Nancy Barnfield said she and her two young sons were stalked on the viewing platform by a stranger only seconds before the horrifying incident.
The 47-year-old from Rochdale was so alarmed that she warned her children to avoid him.
She said: 'He followed us around everywhere. I told my kids to stay away from that man, it went on for ages. He was acting so weird. He had his hands behind his back the whole time, his back to the wall, just watching people. We walked away from him then immediately when he was out of sight a woman was screaming 'My son, my son' and people were grabbing him.'
She said the suspect was tall, white and bearded
and became 'completely calm and silent' when detained by gallery visitors.
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'He didn't fight back, didn't shout or anything,' she added. 'He was just emotionless.'
Last night it was reported that when asked why he had thrown the boy over the railing, the suspect had responded that it was the fault of social services.
|Posted by Fred 2019-08-05 00:00||
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