An Amber Alert has been issued for a seven-year-old Tulsa girl, who was reportedly taken by her mother. Officials believe that the girl’s life is in danger, as her mother is accused of stabbing her 11-year-old daughter.
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.
She is believed to have taken her seven-year-old daughter, Hafsa Hailey Ahmad, and authorities are worried for her safety. Officials described Hafsa as having puffy hair in a ponytail, wearing an ankle-length peach dress, and painted gold bracelets.
The mother and daughter were last seen on Monday (May 14) night in the 500 block of Mohawk Boulevard in Tulsa. The suspect is believed to be driving a 2011 Ford Escape with Oklahoma tag 778-MNX, or a 2005 Black Lexus RX300 with used dealer paper tag UD-4976.
According to sources, Ahmad bound and gagged her three daughters, aged 7, 9, and 11. The incident reportedly took place between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The nine-year-old is believed to have escaped with the help of her younger sister, and ran to a nearby home where extended family live. She told them what happened, and police were called.
Upon entering, officials saw the stabbed girl, and the kitchen was set on fire. When she was taken to a nearby hospital, the 11-year-old was in critical condition.
Ahmad is described as a 6’0″ tall white woman who weighs around 190 pounds, with curly black hair that has gold streaks in it.
Anybody with information about Taheerah Ahmad’s or Hafsa’s whereabout is asked to immediately call police at 918-596-COPS (2677). Tips can also be submitted online at p3tips.com/918, or the Tulsa Tips app.
UPDATE: Authorities have located Taheerah Ahmad and her 7-year-old daughter (unharmed) and have taken Ahmad into custody for questioning. They were found in a parking lot near Cameron and Main streets Tuesday afternoon, after a witness noticed them and contacted the police. According to Tulsa Police Officer Jeanne MacKenzie, the 11-year-old was “stabbed so many times that officers and EMSA on scene couldn’t even count them,” and remains in hospital. She is said to be in “severe condition” as she is unconscious and intubated. The investigation continues but according to reports, on Monday evening MacKenzie said that there was no known history of child abuse or domestic violence within the family.