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Teen Facing Charge After Lying About Hate Crime, Police Say

A 13-year-old girl will be charged after authorities say she lied about being held at knifepoint by a man who ripped off her headscarf. 

The teen told police that she was in the area of Jato Court and Riverview Lane in Woodbridge on April 6 around 4 p.m. when an unknown man approached her. 

She said the man put a knife against her arm and called her a "terrorist." She claimed he then covered her mouth to muffle her screams and removed her headscarf before fleeing. 

Investigators say they determined that the alleged encounter never happened. 

Detectives have obtained a petition, charging the teen with knowingly filing a false police report.

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