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Jonathan Coronel was arrested for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for abducting his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend in East Elmhurst on Saturday, police said.

Authorities have charged  Jonathan Coronel with rape, robbery, kidnapping, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment and criminal contempt.

According to police, at 9:35 a.m. Saturday Coronel approached his ex-girlfriend outside a location on 81st Street near Northern Boulevard and forced her into a vehicle at knifepoint.

After taking off eastbound on Northern Boulevard from 81st Street with the victim in the backseat, police said, Coronel dropped her off at end of his block at the corner of 82nd Street and Astoria Boulevard, around 9:40 p.m. Upon being found, the teen was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

Later on Saturday, police found Coronel with a self-inflicted stab wound at the corner of 88th Street and 24th Avenue, authorities said. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

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