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Posted by | August 9, 2018 | Water Park, Water Safety

By NICK FERRARO | Pioneer Press  PUBLISHED: August 6, 2018 at 10:24 am | UPDATED: August 7, 2018 at 3:50 am

The man who allegedly pushed an 8-year-old boy off the top of a water slide onto the concrete below had just weeks earlier bit a lifeguard at the same pool, police say.Roman Alexander Adams, 18, of Maple Grove, Minn. was charged with third-degree assault in Dakota County District Court for allegedly picking up the boy Tuesday and pushing him off the top of a waterslide at the municipal pool in  Apple Valley, Minn.Roman Alexander Adams He was arrested on a warrant Wednesday at his father’s home and released from Dakota County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond.The boy broke a femur, bones in his shoulder and bones in his foot, Apple Valley police Capt. Nick Francis said Thursday.“I think this very well could have been a deadly incident,” he said. “Once we realized where this child fell from — the height which he fell from onto concrete — we were amazed that it only resulted in broken bones and other injuries. We were expecting much more internal injuries, head injuries and possible death.”

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