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Man accused of attacking, removing girl's headscarf and calling her 'terrorist'

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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WJLA) — Police are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old girl, removed her headscarf, and called her a "terrorist" during an incident on Friday in Woodbridge, Va.

The girl suffered minor injuries and investigators believe she was attacked due to her "religious attire."

Authorities describe the suspect as a black man, but don't have an additional description of him at this time.

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According to investigators, the man approached the girl and he reportedly "cursed" at her. He then grabbed and tried to place the victim's arm behind her back.

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Moments later, he allegedly brandished a small knife placing it against the girl's arms calling her a terrorist. Authorities said he then pulled off her headscarf, and "placed his hand over her mouth" as she tried to scream for help.

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