Teen arrested after boy, 6, ‘thrown from balcony of London’s Tate Modern’

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The boy was found badly injured on a fifth-floor roof at about 2.45pm on Sunday. Source: Getty

A teenager has been arrested after a six-year-old boy was allegedly thrown from the 10th floor at the Tate Modern art gallery in central London.

The Met Police said the boy was found badly injured on a fifth-floor roof at about 2.45pm on Sunday (local time) and was rushed to a hospital by air ambulance.

“The boy’s condition is critical; his family are being supported by police,” the police said in a statement.

A 17-year-old – who remained with bystanders at the scene – has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“There is nothing to suggest that he is known to the victim,” the statement added.

The Tate Modern confirmed the tragic incident in a statement on Twitter, writing: “We can confirm a 6-year-old child was taken to hospital today following an incident at Tate Modern & is in critical condition. A 17-year-old male was arrested on site. Tate is working closely with the police. All our thoughts are with the child and his family.”

According to a BBC report, an admin worker saw a woman screaming “where’s my son, where’s my son?” after her friend heard a “loud bang”.

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