Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

Grade 6 student Khawlah Noman told reporters Thursday she feels

Grade 6 student Khawlah Noman told reporters Thursday she feels"confused""scared and"terrified after being attacked twice and had her hijab cut with scissors outside her school Friday

Toronto police say an 11-year-old girl's report of having her hijab cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school last week did not happen.

Her mother called on police to treat it as a hate crime.

A media release from police on Monday said that the "events described in the original release did not happen", but provided no further information on how investigators came to that conclusion.

Her story captured national attention, and drew public condemnation from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory.

The hoax received global attention on Friday when Khawlah Norman said she was attacked while walking to school in the Bicrchmount Rd.

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According to the police, the girl was on her way to school when she noticed that a man was trying to cut her hijab with a pair of scissors.

"These allegations were extremely serious and not surprisingly, they received national and worldwide attention", said a spokesperson for the Toronto police department.

The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off. The girl's mother said she "was very sad" and thanked the community for their support.

Noman had told reporters Friday she was "confused, scared" and "terrified". It's not Canada because the incident never happened. "They gathered evidence from a variety of sources", before concluding the story was untrue, Pugash said, adding that the girl who reported the incident will not face any legal consequences.

Police were investigating the apparent assault as a hate crime, however, investigators announced on Monday reports of the incident were false. It seems fair to ask where an 11-year-old got the idea that she would be the target of such an attack.

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