DALLAS -- A 32-year-old man was in a Dallas County jail Monday night facing capital murder charges in the deaths of his two young sons who were abducted as they walked to school with their mother, police said.
Naim Rasool Mohammed was arrested in a creek bed hours after police issued an alert about the abduction.
No bail had been set Monday night.
The boys were found after a woman called authorities to say that her son had drowned her grandchildren and that she had the children, who were unresponsive and needed paramedics, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman said, according to The Dallas Morning News.
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Mohammed had approached the boys, ages 3 and 5, and their 22-year-old mother as they were walking to school Monday morning and forced them into his vehicle by threatening her with a brick, police Deputy Chief Craig Miller said at a news conference.
The woman jumped from the vehicle and flagged down a Dallas County constable, who notified police but did not give chase.
Mohammed also tried but failed to take his youngest child, a 1-year-old, from another location, Miller said.
There was a "continuing family violence situation" between Mohammed and the boys' mother, Miller said.
Investigators were trying to determine where the two boys were drowned, Miller said.
Mohammed was convicted in September 2009 of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and received five years' probation.
According to court records, which spell his last name Muhammad, the charge stemmed from a complaint from his sister that he had struck her in the head with a hammer.