University Police cancelled a crime alert yesterday after investigators determined that a purse-snatching incident never happened.

The crime alert, issued after a student reported her purse stolen on Washington Heights near the School of Public Health, was cancelled Tuesday at 3:45 p.m.

“The investigators determined that the incident did not occur,” said Diane Brown, the University Police spokeswoman. “There is now an investigation into the potential filing of a false police report.”

Brown said she wouldn’t comment on the details of the investigation because it’s ongoing.

The student who reported the incident first called the police Friday at 7:30 a.m. She said a 6-foot-tall black male with an “afro”, wearing a long-sleeved black shirt, dark blue jeans and black shoes, came up behind her and grabbed her purse from her shoulder as she walked near the School of Public Health.

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