“Nothing happened, and there was no victim,” a police source said.
Drunk men screaming 'Trump' attack Muslim straphanger, cops say Police sources say Seweid made up the story because she didn’t want to get in trouble for breaking her curfew after being out late drinking with friends.
Then she left home and was reported missing on Thursday — only to turn up safe and sound on Friday. On Wednesday, after again being confronted with questions from detectives, she said she had made it all up, citing family problems.
Muslim student allegedly harassed by Trump supporters safely home Seweid admitted that she lied to throw off her parents, who are Egyptian immigrants, because they disapproved of her boyfriend, a source said.
Seweid’s father, Syeed, 55, said he didn’t know why his daughter made up the story. “She’s the one that can speak for herself.” In a bizarre twist, Seweid’s older brother, Abdoul, was also charged with falsely reporting an incident back in 2012.
Cops said Abdoul, then 17, claimed a pal was “assaulted by three unknown males,” according to a Newsday story at the time.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, joined a growing list of local and national alleged hate-crime victims when she told cops she was taunted Dec. 6 train by three men who called her a terrorist and tried to snatch her hijab off her head while straphangers did nothing.
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“And it was just so dehumanizing I can’t speak about it without getting emotional.” For a while, police believed inconsistencies in her story to be nothing more than typical lapses by someone who was traumatized.
But the doubts increased when detectives could not find witnesses or any significant video.