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Two children fall from building in Minneapolis; one dead


This news story was published on May 3, 2019.
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Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Two children fell from a building Thursday afternoon in Minneapolis, and at least one of them has died, police said.

Today at 2:20 pm, Minneapolis Police responded with Minneapolis Fire and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Ambulance to the 2800 block of Pleasant Avenue South on a report of two children that had fallen from an upper story of the building.

Workers in the area observed the children fall and called 911. Those workers provided immediate aid to the children. Officers took over care of the two until relieved by paramedics. Both Children were transported to HCMC in critical condition.

Minneapolis Police has learned that one of the children has since died from their injuries.

The exact ages of the children are not being released at this time and we are still looking into the relationship between these children. We can say that the children appear to be under 4 years of age.

Investigators and patrol officers remain at the scene as this investigation is still on-going and we are still gathering information and evidence.

We will notify the media, and others, of public information as it becomes available.
The identity of the deceased, along with the nature and cause of death, will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner in the coming days.

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