Child hospitalized after fall from 11th floor of Mpls. building; police investigating

Minneapolis authorities are investigating after a 1-year-old boy reportedly fell from the 11th floor of a building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

Police aren't releasing many details about the incident. They say officers were dispatched to a building in Minneapolis shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday on a report that a child had fallen from a high rise building, reportedly one of those in the Riverside Plaza development.

Police found Minneapolis fire fighters attending to the child, surrounded by a crowd estimated at 100 onlookers.

The father of the child was also at the scene and told police that the child had fallen from the 11th floor.

Police have not identified the boy or a 3-year-old girl that officers said was also present.

It wasn't clear if the child fell from a window, a balcony or got out of an apartment there some other way.

"We don't know the mechanism at this point," said police spokesman John Elder.

The child was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

Officers photographed the scene but are not conducting a criminal investigation, Elder said, adding that Hennepin County Child Protection Services officials are investigating the matter.

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