Teen arrested, accused of throwing 6-year-old from art museum's 10th floor

caption arrowCaption
6-year-old thrown from art museum, teen arrested

A teen has been arrested, accused of throwing a 6-year-old boy from the 10th floor at a London art museum.

The 17-year-old, whose name has not been released, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to CNN. He was taken into custody at the scene.

>> Read more trending news 

Police in London said the teen picked up the child and threw him from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern galleryCNN reported. The child was found on a fifth-floor roof, police said. He was in critical condition Sunday, CNN reported.

Police said that the teen was not known to the child, the BBC reported.

One visitor to the museum said she was on the gallery's 10th floor with her children when they saw people restraining the teen, whom she said appeared calm and did not fight back, CNN reported.

Nancy Barnfield said she had seen the teen earlier and said he was acting suspiciously. She said she had heard a loud bang as she walked through the gallery. Barnfield then said she heard the mother asking: "Where's my son? Where's my son?" the BBC reported.

The gallery was placed into lockdown as police investigated and all visitors were told to go to the museum's main hall, The Guardian reported. The visitors have since been allowed to leave.

About the Author

Editors' Picks