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Four American Tourists Hospitalized After Acid Attack in France

18 September 2017, 12:39 | Simon Arnold

ACID ATTACK HORROR: Four Americans injured in attack at train station

BREAKING: Four tourists have 'acid thrown in their faces' outside train station

Four young female USA tourists were attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station, an official said. She said there were no obvious indications that the woman's actions were terror-related.

The attacker, a 41- year old woman, has been taken into custody.

The four women were at a train station in Marseille and were headed to Paris when they were attacked, police said, adding that authorities did not believe the incident was terror-related.


A police spokeswoman told USA Today that the suspect did not yell any out any terror-linked threats. Two were hospitalized for shock.

The university said that all have them were treated at a hospital and have since been released.

The prosecutor's office could not be reached for comment but told France 3 that one of the women had been hit in the eye with acid and had trouble seeing.


France has been on high alert for terrorism since 2015, after a series of attacks killed more than 230 people.

Regional newspaper La Provence, quoting unidentified police officials, reported that the suspect had a history of mental health problems and noted that she remained at the site of the attack without trying to flee.

Boston College said police described the suspect as "disturbed". The teenagers were arrested on suspicion of robbery and of causing grievous bodily harm.




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