Police: Va. girl falsely reports man attacked her, removed hijab, called her 'terrorist'
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. (ABC7) —
A 13-year-old girl has been charged by police after she falsely reported that a man assaulted her, removed her hijab, and called her a "terrorist" during an incident last Friday in Woodbridge.
The girl is charged with knowingly giving a false report to a law enforcement officer, according to Prince William County Police.
Investigators say a school resource officer and police learned she "falsely reported" an alleged confrontation with an "unknown black man."
According to police, the girl alleged the man "cursed at her" and grabbed and tried to place her arms behind her back.
The girl also claimed he allegedly brandished a small knife placing it against the girl's arms calling her "terrorist." Police say she claimed he pulled off her headscarf, and "placed his hand over her mouth" as she attempted to scream for help.
The incident was initially reported in the area of Jato Court and Riverview Lane.
This story has been updated Tuesday, April 10, 2018 to reflect that the initial story published Monday was a false report by the girl, according to police