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The Latest: Police: San Diego student assaulted over faith

The Latest on attacks on U.S. Muslims (all times local):

1 p.m.

Authorities at San Diego State University say two suspects who assaulted and robbed a Muslim student on campus targeted her because of her faith and made comments about the election of Donald Trump.

University police said Thursday they are investigating the attack as a hate crime. The woman was not hurt.

Officials say the assault occurred Wednesday in a parking structure while the woman was wearing traditional Muslim clothing, including a hijab.

The suspects stole her car keys, and the vehicle was later reported missing.

In a statement, SDSU President Elliot Hirshman denounced the assault, calling hate crimes destructive to the spirit of the campus.

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8:20 a.m.

A Louisiana college student was assaulted and robbed of her wallet and Muslim headscarf by two men, one of whom was wearing a white "Trump" hat, authorities said Thursday.

The 18-year-old woman told investigators she was walking near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's campus Wednesday morning — hours after Donald Trump's presidential victory — when she was accosted by two white men who drove up in a gray sedan, Lafayette police said in a statement.

The student said the men struck her with a metal object, knocking her down, and stole her wallet and the headscarf, known as a hijab. She also said the men shouted racial obscenities as they struck her several times in the back.

Police haven't identified any suspects. The student declined medical treatment.