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.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.