WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) — A 13-year-old girl made up a story about a man pulling off her hijab and calling her a terrorist while she was walking in Woodbridge, according to Prince William County police.
Police said the girl told police that she was walking in the area of Jato Ct. and Riverview Ln Friday afternoon when she was approached by a black man. The girl alleged that the man cursed at the victim and then tried to put her arms behind her back. She then told police that he pulled out a small knife, placed it against her arms and called her a terrorist. Before fleeing, she accused the man of pulling off her hijab and covering her mouth so she could not scream for help.
Upon further investigation of the reported incident, police determined that the victim falsely reported the incident and nothing actually happened.
The 13-year-old girl is being charged with knowingly filing a false police report, police said. Authorities stated that this case will be handled through juvenile intake.