A 13 year old Virginia girl is in big trouble for giving a false report to police about a man ripping off her headscarf and calling her a terrorist.

The Washington Post ran this Associated Press story about the incident:

Man calls teen ‘terrorist,’ rips off headscarf at knifepoint

Virginia police are searching for a man who injured a teen when he held her at knifepoint and ripped off her headscarf.

The Washington Post cites a Prince William County Police news release that says detectives believe the man targeted the 13-year-old because of her “religious attire.” The victim told police she was in Woodbridge on April 6 around 4 p.m. when an unknown man approached her.

She says the man grabbed her arm and attempted to place it behind her back. She says he then put a knife against her arm, calling her a “terrorist.” He then covered her mouth to muffle her screams as he removed her headscarf before fleeing.

It’s amazing that at the time of this writing, the Washington Post still hasn’t updated the story to note that it’s false:

WJLA News in Washington, DC has the updated, factual version of the story:

Police: Va. girl falsely reports man attacked her, removed hijab, called her ‘terrorist’

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.”

As we’ve pointed out before, this type of hoax represents a narrative the liberal media is all too eager to advance.

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