(WP) – A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette fabricated a story that she was attacked and had her hijab ripped off, police said Thursday.
The attack was one of several reported in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory.
In a press release Thursday afternoon, the Lafayette Police Department said that during the course of their investigation into the woman’s complaint, she “admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males.
“This incident is no longer under investigation” by the department, the statement said.
The original report by the Washington Post on the incident stated:
“A female student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette claimed to have been beaten, robbed and had her hijab ripped off by two men, one of them wearing a white “Trump” hat, police and university officials said.”
Clearly the election of Donald Trump has created quite a stir, but fabricating racially driven attacks for attention is ridiculous.
Will there be any charges against the woman for filing a false police report?
I guess we’ll see…