The incident happened Thursday afternoon in the 13600 block of North Freeway near Rankin Road.
Harris County Sheriff's Office said the girl was located safe at a relative's house, but her father is still on the run.
Update on North Freeway: searching for black male, 43 yrs, wearing navy blue work shirt with “NOV” patch on left front. And 8 yr old wearing bright green jacket. #HouNews— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 27, 2018
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the suspect is a 43-year-old black male, last seen wearing a navy blue work shirt with a "NOV" patch on the left front side of the shirt.
If you have seen him, call 911.
@HCSOTexas attempted to stop a vehicle during a traffic stop at 13600 North Fwy. Vehicle refused to stop. Adult male driver eventually crashed at North Fwy/Gulfbank. The male grabbed his 8 yr old daughter that was inside his car & fled on foot. Search is underway. #hounews pic.twitter.com/3NTiAeHH9g— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 27, 2018