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HARTFORD, Conn. – A Texas man is accused of kidnapping two New Hampshire teenagers and stealing a car as he drove them toward New York City, authorities said.

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Cameron Snody, 18, of Fort Worth, was arrested in Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday morning, the New Hampshire State Police said in a news release.

Snody was charged with kidnapping and theft from New Hampshire and is being held in custody in a Connecticut jail pending extradition, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. Bail was set at $500,000, WFSB reported.

According to a release by the New Hampshire State Police, Snody flew from Texas with the intention of meeting a 17-year-old girl from Swanzey. They had communicated through a popular messaging application, state police said.

Once in New Hampshire, Snody allegedly stole a 2006 Saturn Ion belonging to the girl’s brother early Friday and drove her and a 15-year-old female friend of the victim to New York City, WFSB reported.

Snody was stopped driving northbound on Interstate 91 by Connecticut State Police at about 10:15 a.m. Friday, New Hampshire state troopers said. The vehicle was located after the 15-year-old girl made contact with family members.

Snody was arrested, the Union Leader reported. The girls were unharmed.