Police: Boy, 8, Injured at Apple Valley Aquatic Center after Being Pushed 31 Feet from Slide Platform

August 02, 2018 01:26 AM

An 8-year-old boy was injured after authorities say he was picked up and pushed off of a slide platform at the Apple Valley Aquatic Center Tuesday, according to a release from the Apple Valley Police Department. 

According to the department, police responded to a medical emergency at about 1:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Apple Valley Aquatic Center.

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It was reported that an 8-year-old boy fell from a slide platform. The boy was conscious and breathing when officers arrived. The boy received medical care at the scene and was transported to the hospital. The boy reportedly fell 31 feet from the top of the slide platform.

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Police said preliminary investigation revealed that an 18-year-old man picked up and pushed the boy over the railing as they were waiting in line. Witnesses reported there was no interaction between the two prior to the incident. According to police the victim and suspect do not know each other.

The suspect has been identified as Roman Adams of Maple Grove. Adams was arrested, but the Dakota County Jail said Wednesday night he had been released from custody.

The victim is currently hospitalized in stable condition, according to authorities.

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