HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — 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 spokesperson Jodi Silva says the woman was at a car wash Sunday evening when she began repeatedly revving the engine to the point that it caught fire.

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

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

Silva says she faces three counts of aggravated assault charges on a family member. A mental health evaluation is pending.

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The children are with family members.