Boy Falls to His Death at Lakers Game

LAPD's abused-child unit investigating
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2010 4:10 AM CST
Updated Nov 22, 2010 10:19 AM CST
Boy Falls to His Death at Lakers Game
A security guard looks down from the third deck to where a young boy fell following a Los Angeles Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center yesterday.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A toddler who fell from a luxury suite at the Staples Center last night has died, and the LAPD’s abused-child unit has stepped in to investigate the crime. A 2-year-old who has not been identified by name plunged from the box right after the end of the LA Lakers game. Though he was seen moving his arms and legs as paramedics took him away, he later died at the hospital, the LA Times reports. The boy was attending the game with his parents and 11-year-old sister. (Read more Los Angeles stories.)

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