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Houston – Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.

Houston police say 31-year-old Ana Segovia was at a car wash Sunday evening when she began repeatedly revving the engine to the point that it caught fire.

Witnesses intervened and rescued Segovia’s three daughters, ages 9, 11 and 13. Witnesses told investigators that at one point she said, “We’re going to see Jesus.”

She left on foot with the children but was later detained by a Harris County deputy constable.

Segovia is charged with aggravated assault on a family member. A mental health evaluation is pending.

The children are with relatives.

Online records don’t indicate an attorney for Segovia.

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