Boy thrown from mall balcony has ‘zero brain damage,’ says pastor


The 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America this month has “zero evidence of brain damage,” the family’s pastor said.

During his Easter service, Pastor Mac Hammond told the Minneapolis, Minn., congregation the boy’s grandfather called with the good news following a brain scan, CBS Minnesota reported.

Landen Hoffmann was at the Minneapolis shopping center with his mother on April 12 when a monster “looking to kill someone” chose the youngster at random, throwing him to the ground 40 feet below.

In a statement released Tuesday, the family said the boy remained in intensive care “under sedation and close monitoring” and thanked well-wishers for their support.

Hammond called his recovery “truly a miracle”.

Authorities nabbed Emmanuel Aranda, 24, for the heinous attack and charged him with attempted first-degree murder.