She told them what happened, and police were called.
Police in Oklahoma are trying to find a 7-year-old Tulsa girl who they believe is in danger after her mother stabbed an 11-year-old and set fire to their home. While they were missing, Tulsa police tweeted a photo of Ahmad and the 7-year-old girl to help search efforts.
"She has been taken into custody and the 7-year-old is with us", the Tulsa Police Department posted on Facebook.
Police believe the mother of three stabbed another one of her daughters, 11-year-old Hafsa Hayle, several times on Monday night.
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.
Police believe Ahmad fled with the youngest girl and may be driving a black Lexus RX300 SUV with paper tags, a 2011 Ford Escape or a navy blue Ford sedan.
By the time police and firefighters responded, the kitchen of the house where the 11-year-old lay bleeding was on fire, and the fire was spreading.
The middle child told police that their mother placed socks in their mouths, bound their hands with duct tape and began stabbing the eldest child, MacKenzie said. The 11-year-old is in critical condition at a hospital in Tulsa.
Tulsa Police said they found the woman in her vehicle near downtown Tulsa.
Hafza is described as having puffy hair in a ponytail wearing an ankle-length peach dress and painted gold bracelets.
Ahmad is described as a black female with curly black hair with gold streaks in it.
MacKenzie said Monday evening that there was no known history of child abuse or domestic violence in the immediate family.