FAKE HATE: UT-Arlington Muslim Student Faked Aggravated Assault – It Was All a Lie
A UT-Arlington Muslim student admitted on Friday that she lied about an aggravated assault. The woman claimed a man followed her in his truck because she was Muslim and threatened to kill her.
UT-Arlington (Dallas News)
It never happened.
It was all a lie.
Crime Blog reported:
A UT-Arlington student who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint on campus this week admitted Friday that she’d lied, a university spokeswoman said.
The student told police she hadn’t even been at the school the day she said the incident occurred.
UT-Arlington had been investigating the complaint with Arlington, Denton and University of North Texas police, school spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said.
Officials have not released the student’s name, and it was unclear Friday night whether she would be charged with filing a false police report.
The student could not be reached for comment.
University President Vistasp M. Karbhari said in a written statement that he appreciated the police efforts in the case.
“We take these issues very seriously,” he said. “The safety and security of all UT Arlington students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern.”
The university had issued an alert Friday that the student told police she had been followed six miles by a man in a pickup before she reached the campus. She had reported that when she parked at the university, the man threatened her and pointed a gun at her before he left.
The student also posted on social media that the man might have targeted her because she is Muslim. In a Facebook post, she referred to the killings of three Muslim students this week in Chapel Hill, N.C.