Alabama police say suspect posted kidnapping on social media

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities have arrested a man they say posted a video to social media showing him kidnapping a victim, tying him to a chair and lighting the ground below on fire.

The Opelika Police Department charged 30-year-old Kenderick Omar Hill with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree attempted assault and attempting to flee law enforcement.

News outlets report that the viral video led them to Hill on Tuesday.

Officers said they recognized the location in the video and responded to find the 31-year-old male victim still tied to the chair. He was transported to a hospital.

The suspect fled once officers arrived, was captured after a search on Wednesday.

Court records weren’t yet available to show whether Hill has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

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