The father of the Muslim teen who alleged she was harassed by a group of men while riding a New York City subway earlier this month tells PEOPLE his 18-year-old daughter has been found “safe and sound” less than a week after being reported missing.
Yasmin Seweid’s father contacted the Nassau County Police Department’s Missing Persons Squad on Thursday after not seeing or hearing from his daughter for six days, according to a police statement.
The statement says Elsayad Seweid, Yasmin’s father, became even more worried about his daughter’s safety upon learning she hadn’t shown up for classes at Baruch College since Dec. 2.
Yasmin was found on Saturday at a friend’s house, a police source confirms to PEOPLE.
“She is home,” Elsayad Seweid tells PEOPLE. “I can’t really say anything else right now, but she is safe and sound.”
Yasmin alleged in a Facebook post that she was allegedly singled out by a group of self-proclaimed Donald Trump supporters as she rode the subway home following a fashion show at her school the night of Dec. 1.
Yasmin was wearing her hijab at the time of the confrontation, she wrote.
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Yasmin alleged three men approached her, calling her a “f–king terrorist.” She did her best to ignore the men, but they continued to pick on her, she alleged.
“Take that rag off your head,” one man allegedly said as he grabbed her handbag. “Go back to your country. You don’t belong in this country.”
She wrote: “It breaks my heart that so many individuals chose to be bystanders while watching me get harassed verbally and physically by these disgusting pigs. Trump America is real and I witnessed it first hand last night! What a traumatizing night.”