Yesterday, Tate Modern of London called emergency services over an incident. It was revealed that a six-year-old had allegedly been “thrown” from the viewing balcony of Tate Modern. Now, the police have arrested a teenager from Tate Modern who is said to be a 17-year-old male.
It is also known that the members of the public detained this male after the child was thrown out of the balcony of this museum. According to reports, the child was thrown from the balcony which is located on the 10th floor of this museum. The reason behind teenager’s arrest is suspicion of murder according to reports.
Talking about the incident, the boy is said to be critical after getting dropped from the 10th floor of Tate Modern. Reportedly, the boy dropped on the roof of Tate Modern on the fifth floor of this museum. After being treated at the spot, the child was then rushed to the hospital via air route.
However, it is also known that the boy is out of life-threatening conditions but still remains critical. London’s Metropolitan Police Service has revealed that the kid’s condition is “critical, but stable.” at the moment.
As per the witnesses, a loud bang was heard after screams from the boy’s mother as well. Surprisingly, members of the public who detained the teenager alleged to have “thrown” the child out of balcony remained “quite calm”. The Guardian reports that the mental health of suspect also remains to be a line of inquiry into the incident.
Here is Police’s official statement on this incident:
“A 17-year-old male had 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.”