Police: Teen girl charged with giving false report saying man tore off her headscarf, pulled knife

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Police say they have charged a 13-year-old girl with filing a false police report after she originally told them a man threatened her with a knife and pulled off her headscarf.

Investigators made the announcement on Tuesday.

Officers say the girl originally reported to them that a man approached her on the afternoon of April 6 near Riverview Lane and Jato Court in Woodbridge. The girl told police that as she walked, the man confronted her, cursed at her and pulled a knife. The girl also told police that the man called her a terrorist and yanked off her headscarf, known as a hijab.

Police say detectives were able to determine that the victim falsely reported the alleged encounter. She faces charges of knowingly filing a false police report. The teen's case will be handled in juvenile court.