Deputies looking for man who assaulted mother, kidnapped 6-month-old


Ben Tietz

WYOMING, Minn. — A man is wanted by deputies after he assaulted a mother and kidnapped her 6-month-old son, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, KMSP reports.

The baby has been found safe, but deputies are still looking for 37-year-old Ben Tietz.

The mother reportedly was first assaulted in a vehicle and then a gas station in Wyoming.

Tietz stole the vehicle and “forcibly” took the 6-month-old named Leo. Tietz is the non-custodial father of the child.

Officials say Tietz is believed to have large knives on him.

He was last seen wearing a black and grey hoodie, weighs 250 pounds and has facial hair.

He was in a 2002 silver Chevrolet Monte Carlo with an MN license plate that reads 572TZT.

The suspect is believed to be in a 2002 silver Chevy Monte Carlo MN plate 572TZT

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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