On Monday a 6-year-old boy fell from an escalator at the Mall of America near the Sea Life Aquarium exhibit. He suffered minor head injuries from the accident.

Police say the escalator did not malfunction, the fall was an accident. When Bloomington police and Mall of America security got to the boy he was alert and talking. He was transported to Children's Hospital for his minor injuries.

While they do know that the child fell from an escalator by the Sea Life Aquarium, they do not know whether he was going up or down the escalator when the incident occurred. FOX 9 reports that he fell about 20 feet.

According to Bring Me the News, the Mall of America issued the following statement about the fall:

"Today, Bloomington Police and Mall of America security responded to an incident involving a six-year-old falling off an escalator railing. Upon arrival, the juvenile was alert and conscious and was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. The escalator was operating properly at the time of the incident."

 

Sources:

Bring Me the News

FOX 9

 

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