- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

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.

Traci, Jacob and Steven Conners were charged with assaulting a police officer. Jacob was charged as an adult.

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