A Muslim college student who alleged she was harassed by Trump supporters earlier this month while riding a New York City subway was arrested on Wednesday and accused of fabricating the altercation, PEOPLE confirms.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, was charged with obstructing governmental administration and filing a false report, according to police. She was awaiting arraignment at Manhattan Central Booking on Wednesday night, an N.Y.C. police spokesman tells PEOPLE. It was not immediately clear if she has retained an attorney.
The New York Post reports that inconsistencies allegedly appeared in her accusations when authorities pulled a surveillance video to confirm her story. When she was confronted by police, the Post reports she allegedly admitted to making up the story to distract her angry father for having gone out late with friends.
Her father, Elsayad Seweid, was not immediately available when PEOPLE reached out for comment.
Yasmin had alleged in a Facebook post that she was 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 alleged that three men approached her, calling her a “f—ing 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.”
Yasmin was reported missing to the Nassau County Police Department about a week later by her worried father after she failed to come home.
The college student was found “safe and sound” less than a week after being reported missing, her father told PEOPLE at the time.
Yasmin was found at a friend’s house, a police source confirmed to PEOPLE.
“She is home,” Elsayad told PEOPLE. “I can’t really say anything else right now, but she is safe and sound.”