On Sunday, a teenager was detained after reportedly throwing a 6-year-old boy from a 10th floor viewing platform of Tate Modern Gallery in London, reports police. 

The victim was immediately airlifted to a nearby hospital and is now in critical condition, while the 17-year-old boy is being held under police custody over suspicion of attempting murder. 

Tate Modern is a leading contemporary art museum, situated on the banks of the Thames River, was initially restricted entry but later visitors were allowed to leave. 

Several members of the public present in the museum also have witness statement. 

London Police further informed that “Police were called at around 2:40pm (1340 GMT) on August 4 to reports of a young boy thrown from the tenth floor viewing platform of the Tate Modern.”

“The six year-old victim was found on the fifth floor roof. He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital by London’s Air Ambulance,” it added. 

It further said that “the boy’s condition is critical; his family are being supported by police.”

London Police continued that the suspect “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,” said police official. 

Tate Modern is the top visitor attraction in the United Kingdom, with over 5.87 million visits in the last year, informed the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

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