Child safe, mom arrested in Tulsa stabbing case

Hafza Hailey

Hafza Hailey

An Oklahoma mother is on the run after allegedly setting her house on fire, stabbing her 11-year-old daughter multiple times and then kidnapping her seven-year-old daughter. While they were missing, Tulsa police tweeted a photo of Ahmad and the 7-year-old girl to help search efforts.

A woman allegedly stabbed her daughter, burned down the house and kidnapped another daughter before police found her.

Tulsa police announced early Tuesday afternoon that Taheerah Ahmad was arrested, almost 18 hours after she fled her home with her 7-year-old daughter, Hasfa Hayle - who also goes by Hafsa Hussein. A house burns near Casitas Pass Road as the Thomas Fire continues to grow on December 10, 2017 near Carpinteria, California.

Police were looking for Taheerah Ahmad and her 7-year-old daughter, and they issued the Amber alert because they believed the daughter was in danger. They were found in downtown Tulsa.

The 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition, according to the spokesperson, who said the child "was stabbed so many times that the officers" couldn't count the number of wounds. When police arrived, the oldest daughter was discovered in critical condition, with the kitchen ablaze.

UPDATE 10:47 a.m. PT: Authorities say a 7-year-old girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Tulsa has been found safe and her mother is in custody.

Authorities say Taheerah and the seven year old were last seen in the 500 block of Mohawk Boulevard. She drives a 2005 Lexus RX-300 SUV with a paper license tag, though she may now be driving a navy Ford sedan.

Police said there was no history of child abuse in the household.

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