LI woman reportedly harassed on subway is missing, police say
A Muslim woman who said she was harassed and called a terrorist last week while on a Manhattan subway is missing, Nassau police said Friday.
Yasmin Seweid, 18, has not been seen since leaving her New Hyde Park home at 8 p.m. Wednesday, police said in a news release.
According to detectives, Seweid, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, left her home on foot wearing a black jacket, black head scarf, black yoga pants and a blue sweater. She was carrying a bag containing clothing.
Yasmin’s brother, Abdoul Seweid, 22, declined to comment when reached by phone Friday night.
On Dec. 3, Seweid said she was insulted by three apparently drunk men while waiting for and riding the northbound 6 train after 10 p.m. on Dec. 1.
The men called her a terrorist and shouted President-elect Donald Trump’s name in her direction before trying to yank off her hijab, the Baruch College student told Newsday.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.
Nassau detectives ask anyone with information about Seweid to call the Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
With Mark Morales