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Police say student lied about attack by Trump supporter

6 years 10 months 1 week ago Thursday, November 10 2016 Nov 10, 2016 November 10, 2016 3:24 PM November 10, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

LAFAYETTE - Police say a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student has admitted to lying about being attacked by two men, one of who was wearing a "Trump" hat, WBRZ's sister station KATC reports

The student originally told police she was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and hijab by two men, one of whom was wearing a white "Trump" hat.

Police said the 18-year-old woman told investigators she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus Wednesday morning - hours after Donald Trump's presidential victory - when she was accosted by two white men who drove up in a car.

The student said the men struck her with a metal object, knocking her down, and stole her wallet and hijab, a headscarf worn by Muslim women. She also said the men shouted obscenities.

The student declined medical treatment. The Lafayette Police Department could not find witnesses or video to assist in the investigation when the incident was first reported on Wednesday.  

Police said that the incident is no longer under investigation, however no decisions have been made as to if the woman will face charges for filing a false report. 

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