Tragedy As Teenager Throws Six-Year-Old Boy From 10th Floor
Tragedy As Teenager Throws Six-Year-Old Boy From 10th Floor: A teenager was arrested today after allegedly throwing a six-year-old boy from a tenth-floor viewing platform of London’s Tate Modern gallery.
The boy was airlifted to hospital and is in a critical condition, while the 17-year-old male suspect was apprehended and held on suspicion of attempted murder.
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.
“Policemen were called at around 2:40pm on Sunday, 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 police officers on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into police custody.”
The Tate Modern is Britain’s top visitor attraction, with 5.87 million visits in 2018, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
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