WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Police in northern Virginia say a girl has been charged after she lied to police, falsely reporting that she had been held at knifepoint by a man who ripped off her headscarf.
Prince William County police said in a statement Tuesday that further investigation into the girl's report revealed "no altercation had occurred."
Police initially said the girl reported being confronted by a man who cursed at her, displayed a small knife and placed it against her arms as he called her a "terrorist." The girl also falsely reported that the man removed her headscarf and covered her mouth to muffle her screams before fleeing.
The statement says the 13-year-old is charged with knowingly filing a false police report. The case will be handled through the juvenile justice system.