GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota plans its own investigation into an incident in which authorities say a reported hate crime on campus turned out to be a fabricated story.
Police investigators last week said a gay man who reported being the victim of homophobic taunting and an assault at a fraternity made up the story and actually instigated the fight. Police recommended charges against 18-year-old Haakon Gisvold but prosecutors declined, saying a conviction would be unlikely.
Gisvold has not responded to several Associated Press requests for comment.
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