The New York Post has the story:
A Muslim teen who claimed a trio of drunks had taunted her as a “terrorist” on a Manhattan subway train admitted she lied to cops — and was arrested by the NYPD Wednesday, sources said.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, is charged with obstructing governmental administration and filing a false report, according to a high ranking police source.
Both charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail.
Seweid, of Nassau County, had claimed the hateful drunks shouted “Trump! Trump!” and called her a “terrorist” as they tried to steal her headscarf.
“Go back to your country!” she said they shouted during the Dec. 1 attack.
But when cops tried to confirm her story by pulling surveillance video, inconsistencies appeared.
Hate crime investigators called the Baruch College business major in on Wednesday to work on another sketch of her so-called “attackers,” and confronted her with the inconsistencies, another source said.
That’s when she cracked, admitting that she had been out late drinking with friends, and made up the attack story to distract her angry father, sources said.
Seweid had been having problems with her Egyptian, strictly Muslim family in North New Hyde Park because she is becoming “westernized,” one source said.
The family problems were aggravated by their learning she was dating a Catholic, the source said...
Yasmin Seweid’s claims of suffering a bias attack had sparked a week-long NYPD manhunt for the three alleged suspects.
She had also publicly complained that no one on the crowded train came to her aid, prompting much public discourse not only on the rise in hate crimes throughout the city, but on the callousness of commuters.