Crime

Muslim student lied about attack by Trump supporters, police say

A student who claimed a man wearing a Donald Trump hat attacked her and robbed her of her hijab was lying, Lafayette police say.

WGNO-TV reports the 18-year-old woman fabricated the entire event that was said to have taken place at 11 a.m. It’s unclear if she’ll face any criminal charges.

The Advertiser reported Wednesday the student was walking to class on Wednesday when two white males jumped out of a vehicle and hit her, knocking her to the ground and taking her wallet and hijab in the process.

A hijab is a head covering worn in public by some Muslim women.

The student told police the men who jumped her were white males, one of whom she said was wearing a Donald Trump cap.

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