MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police have charged a woman and her two sons with assaulting a trooper in a Mount Airy department store bathroom.
Authorities say Trooper Johnathan Horner was investigating a road rage incident when 42-year-old Traci Conners attacked a bystander recording the incident.
Police say when Horner tried to stop the attack, Traci Conners' son, 17-year-old Jacob Conners, attacked him, then ran into a store.
Troopers say Horner found Jacob Conners in a restroom trying to flush brass knuckles and a knife down a toilet. As Horner restrained Jacob Conners. Traci Conners and her other son, 19-year-old Steven Conners, attacked the trooper, authorities say.
Additional troopers arrived. Horner was taken to a local hospital.