Mom allegedly stabbed 11-year-old, fled with 7-year-old

Tulsa police are searching for 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad, who allegedly stabbed her 11-year-old daughter several times before setting her home on fire.

"The 9-year-old sibling of the 11-year-old stated that, earlier in the evening, that the mother had duct-taped their hands, put socks in their mouths and then began stabbing the 11-year-old", Tulsa Police officer Jeannie McKenzie said.

"The story that we received was that the 7-year-old helped the 9-year-old escape the residence", a Tulsa police spokesperson told reporters.

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. As Ahmad stabbed the oldest girl, the 7-year-old helped the other daughter, a 9-year-old, escape to a relative's home.

ABC News reports that police are searching for Hafza Hailey, 7, and her mother Taheerah Ahmad, 39, after the mother is believed to have fled with her youngest child from their north Tulsa home on Monday night.

Sometime after the two children were able to escape, Ahmad is believed to have snatched her 7-year-old daughter and fled the scene. The middle child, meanwhile, found extended family at a home close by. The house was on fire.

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

The 11-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Police said it was unclear where Ahmad may be headed but that she had lived in Tennessee and Texas in the past.

It's also been reported she could be suffering from mental health illness or drug related problem. Ahmad was taken in for questioning.

Vanessa Coleman