Officials have released dashcam video of officers arresting a man accused of abducting his 3-year-old daughter after stabbing her mother several times.
Police say Diomedes Valenzuela, 51, stabbed the 31-year-old mother of his child several times at an apartment in the Bronx around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. He then took his daughter and fled in a 2004 Dodge Caravan, according to investigators.
After an Amber Alert was issued, detectives and State Troopers from the Bloomfield Station located Valenzuela’s vehicle on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton, New Jersey early Tuesday evening, police said. Valenzuela was taken into custody while his daughter was found safe.
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On Wednesday police released dashcam video of officers stopping the vehicle, arresting Valenzuela and taking his daughter to safety.
The mother of Valenzuela’s daughter remains hospitalized in critical condition.