Man wanted in kidnapping, torture of MN teen arrested 1,700 miles away

The victim was found seriously injured, with the word "snitch" carved into his chest.
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After two weeks of searching, authorities have arrested the man accused of kidnapping and torturing a Duluth teenager.

Scott Lindgren was originally arrested in mid-May, charged with seven felonies after the 17-year-old victim was found in "horrible shape, injured, and needing medical attention," the charges against Lindgren say. The teen was found with the word "snitch" carved into his chest.

But the 21-year-old Lindgren posted bond last week and then fled.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office had been looking for Lindgren since the weekend, saying he made violent threats and tampered with a witness.

Authorities found him days later – more than 1,700 miles away.

The sheriff's office announced Wednesday evening Lindgren was arrested by police in Vancouver, Washington. He's being held there on charges of threatening violence and tampering with a witness.

They'll work to bring him back to Minnesota to continue pursuing charges. Authorities said there might be accomplices.

The teen victim in the case was released from the hospital last week.

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