A Fort Worth police fugitive task force arrested a wanted murder suspect and rescued that man's kidnapped 6-month-old son Friday, according to police.
"We rely heavily on surprise. And he didn't even know we were there until we were on top of him," said Officer Ernesto Tamayo.
On Wednesday afternoon, police in Houston contacted Fort Worth to say that a homicide suspect – 38-year-old Robert W. Bolden – was believed to be in Fort Worth, possibly staying with relatives.
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Earlier that day, a woman was found murdered and hidden in a back bedroom of her North Houston apartment.
The victim, 25-year-old Brianna Hudson, had been stabbed and her sister was reportedly assaulted at a separate location, according to authorities in Harris County.
The assault victim is the ex-girlfriend of Bolden, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, and before fleeing Houston, authorities said Bolden also took their 6-month-old child.
Tamayo, who is assigned to a U.S. Marshals task force, said he and his team quickly responded Friday to the Far North Fort Worth address of a reported relative of Bolden.
Within 20 minutes of their arrival, officers witnessed Bolden walk out of the home, carrying the 6-month-old in his car seat, Tamayo said.
"So we took him down and the baby was fine," Tamayo said. "He never even cried until, I guess, he realized that there were strangers around."
NBC 5's Todd L. Davis contributed to this report.