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Boy thrown from 10th floor of Tate Modern Gallery, teen arrested

A 6-year-old boy reportedly remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition after a 17-year-old boy allegedly threw him off the 10th floor of the Tate Modern Gallery in London, England.

Citing a police spokesperson, Sky News reports that the boy landed on a fifth-floor roof after he was hurled from the art gallery’s 10th-floor viewing platform. Law enforcement said the 17-year-old suspect stayed at the scene, and reportedly said there is no evidence that he knew the victim or his family.

Metropolitan Police said the boy and his family are French nationals. A witness who was in the member’s lounge, on the fifth floor, told Mirror Online that they heard the child hit the roof and a woman scream, “He’s my son! He’s my son!'”

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The teen suspect is being held on suspicion of attempted murder. Police have not yet disclosed any apparent motive in this case.

A Tate Modern spokeswoman told The Guardian that the gallery would be open on Monday, though the viewing platform would be closed off to the public.

“Tate is working closely with the police to help with their investigations,” the spokeswoman said.

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[Featured image: AP Photo/Frank Augstein]