Police: Mother accused of stabbing child in custody, Amber Alert victim found safe

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Taheerah Ahmad (Courtesy of Tulsa Police Department)

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) - Police say a woman who was the subject of an Amber Alert for allegedly stabbing one of her children and running off with another is now in custody.

Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arrested in downtown Tulsa around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say two people walking near 3rd and Main spotted her black Lexus SUV and called 911. She was arrested without incident.

Ahmad is accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter multiple times Monday night. The child is in critical condition at a Tulsa hospital.

Police say Ahmad took her 8-year-old daughter with her after the stabbing, prompting the Amber Alert. The child is now safe.

During an interview with the lead detective, police say Ahmad admitted to holding her children hostage for a week, duct taping the older two whom she called "devil children" and stabbing the 11-year-old 50 to 60 times. Ahmad told detectives she stabbed the 11-year-old in self-defense when the child fought back.

Police say Ahmad used a pick ax during the attack, which started when Ahmad said she saw her children reading, something she called suspicious.

The 11-year-old screamed for the 9-year-old to escape. That child ran to a neighbor's house to call police.

Police say Ahmad set the kitchen on fire before leaving with the 8-year-old to ensure the 11-year-old would die.

Ahmad has been booked into the Tulsa County Jail for child abuse, assault and battery with a deadly weapon and first-degree arson.