Authorities in Oklahoma search on Tuesday for a mother accused of tying up her children, stabbing her 11-year-old daughter, and then setting her flat on fire and fleeing with her 8-year-old daughter.
Tulsa police said Taheerah Ahmad, 39, reportedly tied and gagged her three daughters on Monday at the family home on Mohawk Boulevard. Ahmad's eight-year-old daughter, identified by police as Hafsa Hayle, helped her 9-year-old sister escape when Ahmad stabbed the 11-year-old girl, police said.
The middle child managed to kidnap a house nearby for help, Tulsa World reports. When the police arrived at the apartment, they discovered that the kitchen had been lit. [1
The 9-year-old girl – whose identity was not revealed by the police – told police officers that Ahmad Kanal tied her hands and stuffed her mouths with socks during the attack.
The police believe that Ahmad has left in a black Lexus RX300 with paper signs with 8-year-old Hayle, who could be in grave danger. Ahmad has curly black hair with golden stripes while her daughter was last seen in an ankle-length peach dress, the police said.
No reports of child abuse or domestic violence were found in relation to the family, said MacKenzie noted "some problems" was discussed within the family. (19659002) It is unclear where Ahmad could go, although a police spokeswoman told reporters on Monday that she had previously lived in Tennessee and Texas, ABC News reports.
No reports of child abuse or domestic violence in connection with the family, MacKenzie told reporters on Monday, but investigators are concerned that they may be dealing with mental health issues at the moment.
"That's our concern at the moment that it has some kind of mental health episode," MacKenzie Post said early Tuesday. "The 9-year-old girl made some statements about her mother talking about angels and devils, so we're obviously worried about her and the well-being of her daughter."
The police have Amber Alert for the girl and asked someone with information about his whereabouts to call authorities at (918) 596-2627.