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New York Muslim woman fabricated report of Trump supporters threatening her on the subway, police say

New York Muslim woman fabricated report of Trump supporters threatening her on the subway, police say

A young Muslim woman in New York who said she was threatened on a subway train by Donald Trump supporters made the story up, according to police.

New York police arrested Yasmin Seweid, 18, on Wednesday and charged her with obstructing governmental administration and filing a false report, according to a statement.

Seweid told police that on Dec. 1 that three drunk white men began shouting, “Trump! Trump!” to her while attempting to snatch the hijab off her head. The story was widely reported and was featured on the front page of the New York Daily News with the headline “Hate and the City.”

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