SDSU investigates hate crime against Muslim student

Nov 21, 2015 12:57 PM by News Staff

SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego State University police are looking for a suspect involved in an attack on a Muslim student that they are calling a suspected hate crime.

SDSU police Lt. Mike O'Deane said an unknown male pushed a female student in a parking lot on campus and pulled her by her head scarf while making comments and threats based on her ethnicity.

O'Deane said the student was not injured. The San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the woman is Muslim and her hijab was pulled off.

The suspect is described as a thin, white male in his 20s, about 5'11 tall with black hair and hazel or green eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey sweater, blue jeans and white shoes.

Officials had no further details.

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