An 11-year-old girl's report last week that a man tried to cut off her hijab as she walked to school didn't occur, Toronto police said Monday.
"After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen," police said.
"The investigation is concluded."
The girl reported Friday that a man attempted twice to cut off her hijab as she walked to school with her younger brother. Police said last week that the alleged attack was being investigated as a possible hate crime.
CBC News is not naming the 11-year-old out of a concern for her interests.