Naim Rasool Mohammed, from Dallas, was arrested in a creek bed hours after police issued an alert saying he was suspected of abducting the two boys, aged three and five.
According to a police report, Mohammed, 32, approached the boys and their 22-year-old mother as they were walking to school and forced them into his vehicle by threatening her with a brick.
The woman eventually managed to jump from the vehicle and flag down a Dallas County constable, who notified police but did not give chase.
Yesterday Mohammed also tried but failed to take his youngest child, a one-year-old, from another location, Police Deputy Chief Craig Miller said at a news conference.
The boys' mother told officers that Mohammed had threatened to kill the children, and that he had previously threatened them and her, police said. Read More