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NYC father suspected of killing daughters, wife arrested in Texas

The father suspected of stabbing his wife and two young girls to death inside their New York City apartment has been arrested in Texas.

The NYPD says 28-year-old Miguel Mejia-Ramos was captured early Tuesday morning at a vehicle roadblock in Shulenburg, Texas, between Houston and San Antonio.

Sources told the New York Post that Mejia-Ramos was traveling in a vehicle with a New York license plate and was trying to flee the country for Mexico, where he was born.

Police say Mejia-Ramos is considered a suspect in the stabbings. They say he was arrested by U.S. Marshals and local police on a New York warrant. Charges are pending.

It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

The bodies of 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia and 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and their mother, 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, were discovered in a bedroom of their Queens apartment by family members on Sunday night. They had been stabbed multiple times in their chests.

Police said Garcia called authorities to the apartment twice last year with domestic violence complaints against Mejia-Ramos, but he was not arrested.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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