Man threatens to set University of Michigan student on fire unless she took off hijab, police say

Posted at 3:16 PM, Nov 12, 2016

University of Michigan police are investigating after a man allegedly threatened to set a University of Michigan student wearing a hijab on fire.

According to police, it happened between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Police say the man approached the student and demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter.

The woman removed the hijab and then left the area, police said.

According to police, the suspect was a white man, about 20-30 years old with average height, athletic build, bad body odor and an unkempt appearance. Police say he appeared to be intoxicated and slurring his speech.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 734-763-1131.