Racially-Charged Road Rage Incident in Tysons

Honking horns over a stopped vehicle escalated into an exchange of racial obscenities and an allegation of an assault last Friday (Sept. 14) in downtown Tysons.

On the 8000 block of Leesburg Pike, Fairfax County Police reported a woman stopped her vehicle at an intersection when a fire truck was approaching with its emergency equipment activated. The driver behind her did not realize why she had stopped and began to honk his horn.

According to the police, the woman claimed the man began to call her racial slurs and eventually slapped her in the face with an open hand. The man claimed that it was the woman who had initially been using racial slurs and denied having struck the woman.

Police say neither party was ultimately interested in pressing charges.

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