The girl was abducted on Grand Avenue at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday.
Police say her 40-year-old father, Jean Puello, attempted to have sex with his ex-girlfriend, the child's mother. She said no, and that's when he allegedly became violent.
The suspect is accused of twisting her wrist, taking out a knife, attempting to put it on her throat, and telling her he would kill her.
The 29-year-old woman fled to the apartment building's laundry room, where she called police.
The suspect allegedly grabbed the couple's older daughter, and drove off.
The girl was dropped off near a relative's home on Wednesday evening and Puello was arrested later Wednesday night.
He is facing charges of attempted rape and menacing in connection to the attack on the girl's mother.
At this point he is not charged with taking his daughter.
Along with the 7-year-old, the couple also has a 10-month-old baby girl who was left unharmed during the time of the incident.
MORE NEWS: Parents charged after baby left in hot car on Long Island
* More Queens news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube