Police: State trooper assaulted after road rage incident

- (AP) -- Maryland State Police have charged a woman and her two sons with assaulting a trooper in a department store bathroom following a road rage encounter.

Authorities say Trooper Johnathan Horner was investigating a road rage incident when 42-year-old Traci Conners attacked a bystander recording the encounter.

Police say when Horner tried to stop the attack, Conners' 17-year-old son, Jacob Conners, attacked him and ran into an nearby Walmart department store.

Troopers say Horner found Jacob Conners in a restroom trying to flush brass knuckles and a knife down a toilet. Authorities say that as Horner restrained him, Traci Conners and her other son, 19-year-old Steven Conners, attacked the trooper.

Traci, Jacob and Steven Conners were charged with assaulting a police officer. Jacob was charged as an adult.

19-year-old Emily Anthony, the alleged girlfriend of Steven, was also arrested and faces charges of disorderly conduct.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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