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Teenager Arrested After Throwing Boy, 6, From Museum Viewing Platform

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested at London's famous Tate Modern museum after a six-year-old child was thrown from a viewing platform.

The Metropolitan Police were called to the museum on the South Bank of the River Thames at about 2.40pm on Sunday local time. London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended the scene.

The six-year-old was found on the fifth floor. Photo: Twitter/Stuart Haggas.

Police later told the media the six-year-old was found on the fifth-floor roof following his fall. He was rushed to hospital via air ambulance in a critical condition.

The teenager was arrested by police at the museum under the suspicion of attempted murder.

The child was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Photo: Getty Images.

It's unclear if the teen and the child were known to each other and it's unclear if there was a motive determining why the teen allegedly threw the boy over the railing.

Tate Modern is one of London's best-known attractions for locals and tourists alike. Visitors often frequent the 10th floor for the cafe and the viewing platform, which offers panoramic views of London city.

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Tate Modern, London. Photo: Getty Images.

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Contact Siobhan at skenna@networkten.com.au