A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 10-year-old daughter and his wife on her 49th birthday.
Noel Chambers, 57, was caught by police on Tuesday evening after a manhunt.
He is accused of attacking his wife, Lorrice Harris, and the couple's daughter over the weekend.
Chambers was discovered outside a fire station in the Miami, Florida.
The firemen were arriving back to the station from a call when they recognized him and notified the police, according to ABC News.
Carlos Austin, of Miami Gardens police, said: "Chief Delma K. Noel-Pratt, chief of police of the Miami Gardens Police Department, directed all of our resources to ensure that we took Mr Chambers into custody.
"Mr Chambers committed a horrible crime, was considered to be armed and dangerous, therefore we wanted to ensure we captured him quick, and without further incident."
Police responded to a reported dispute at the couple's home in Miami Gardens, about 17 miles northwest of Miami, at 11.30pm Saturday.
Officers found the bodies of Shayla Chambers and her mother inside, police said.
Shayla was found lying in her bed and Harris was discovered on the home's back porch, police said.
The couple's older daughter, 29-year-old Shanalee Chambers, managed to escape and was rushed to the hospital with stab wounds, according to police.
Noel-Pratt spoke about the "heinous" nature of the crime scene at a press conference on Monday.
"That scene was terrible. It was just heart-wrenching to see what occurred at that location," Noel-Pratt said. "These two individuals did not deserve that.
"His oldest daughter didn't deserve to be in the hospital right now, trying to recover from wounds that she received after he took it upon himself to take a machete and go slicing up their bodies.
"If he could do this to his wife and his own 10-year-old daughter, he will do it to someone else," she added.
Harris’ family members also spoke to reporters on Monday as they pleaded for the public's help in locating Chambers, who goes by the nickname "Massive."
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