Boy Thrown From Mall Balcony Shows No Evidence of Brain Injury: Report

Landen reportedly suffered no brain damage.
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The 5-year-old who was thrown from a mall balcony in Minnesota suffered no brain damage, according pastor of the church the family attends.

Pastor Mac Hammond told the congregation during Easter Sunday that Landen Hoffmann's MRI showed there was no “evidence of brain damage or swelling,” according to WCCO. 

Landen did break multiple bones but reportedly didn’t have any spinal cord injuries or nerve damage. Landen’s grandfather reportedly told the pastor the results after the young boy underwent a five-hour MRI. 

Last week, Landen’s family said he was doing better after he was thrown from a balcony at Mall of America in Bloomington.

The man accused of throwing Landen, 24-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, allegedly later told police he was “looking for someone to kill” after he’d been rejected by multiple women over the years at the mall, according to reports.

He allegedly grabbed Landen while he and his mother were standing outside a restaurant and threw him for 40 feet to the ground below.

Aranda has been charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder. His bail has been set at $2 million. 

A GoFundMe set up to help with Landen’s medical expenses has already raised nearly $1 million.

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