Boy thrown off 4th-floor balcony in St. Paul; mother arrested
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St. Paul Police said officers responded to a 911 call at the Union Flats apartments around 8:40 a.m.

via KMSP:

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -- An 11-year-old boy is in serious condition after his mother pulled him out of bed and threw him off the balcony of their fourth floor apartment in St. Paul, Minnesota Monday morning.

St. Paul Police said officers responded to a 911 call at the Union Flats apartments around 8:40 a.m. The caller reported seeing a child falling from the fourth floor balcony and thought it was a suicide attempt, KMSP reports.

When officers arrived, they found a boy lying in the courtyard of the apartment complex, suffering from serious injuries. The boy was transported to Regions Hospital. He has at least one broken femur, a fractured jaw and head injuries.

Officers went up to the victim’s apartment where they found three people: the victim’s 6-year-old brother, his 33-year-old mother and her girlfriend. The 6-year-old boy was not injured. The victim’s mother told officers she had pulled him out of his bunk bed, dragged him out to the balcony and threw him over.

The victim’s mother was arrested and booked into the Ramsey County Jail for aggravated assault and malicious punishment of a child.

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