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 after Ahmad stabbed the 11-year-old several times, she set fire to the house, then abducted Hafza.
She is believed to have taken her seven-year-old daughter, Hafsa Hailey Ahmad, and authorities are anxious for her safety. The girl was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
Authorities had been searching for Ahmad since Monday night, when officers found her house on fire and her 11-year-old daughter suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Officials said the suspect is 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad, believed to be the victim's biological mother. "Thanks to everyone who shared the post, helping us find this person".
The 9-year-old fled to a nearby residence, where some of her extended family live, for help.
The girl ran to a neighbor's house to call for help and told police the grisly story of what happened.
The 9-year-old told police that their mother duct taped their hands and stuffed their mouths with socks.
According to sources, Ahmad bound and gagged her three daughters, aged 7, 9, and 11. She drives a 2005 Lexus RX-300 SUV with a paper license tag, though she may now be driving a navy Ford sedan.
Ahmad is described as a 6-foot-tall woman with curly black hair with gold streaks in it. Hafsa was last seen wearing a peach-colored, ankle-length dress.
MacKenzie said Monday evening that there was no known history of child abuse or domestic violence.