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Yasmin Seweid, Muslim teen who reported harassment on New York subway, found safe

Police on Wednesday, Dec.14, said the New Hyde Park teen made up the story about being verbally attacked on a New York City subway train. Read more here

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- The Muslim teen who said she was verbally attacked by three drunk men on a New York subway last week and had been reported missing Friday has been found, CBS New York reports.

Nassau County Police didn’t say where Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been the last few days, but her family told WCBS-AM that she was safe.

Seweid was last seen leaving her New Hyde Park home on Wednesday, police said.

She was wearing a black jacket, blue sweater, black yoga pants and black head scarf and carrying a bag of clothing.

Last Thursday, Seweid told WCBS-TV that she was on the subway heading home from a school event when she was verbally attacked by the men, who she said made references to President-elect Donald Trump and called her a terrorist.

“They kept saying, ‘You don’t belong here, get out of this country, go back to your country,’ and finally they came really close and they were like, ‘Take that rag off your head,’” Seweid said.

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