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Official: 4 US tourists attacked with acid in France

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):

Four young American tourists were attacked with acid yesterday at a train station in the French city of Marseille and a 41-year-old woman has been arrested as their alleged assailant, the Marseille prosecutor's office said.

Two of the female tourists suffered facial injuries during the late-morning attack at Marseille's Saint Charles train station and one of the two also had a possible eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor's office told The Associated Press in a phone call.

She said all four of the women, who are in their 20s, were hospitalised, two of them for shock.

 

No extremist threats

 

The spokeswoman said the suspect did not make any extremist threats or declarations during the attack. She said there were no obvious indications that the woman's actions were terror-related, but added that officials could not completely rule out terror as a motive so early in the investigation.

The spokeswoman spoke on condition of anonymity, per the custom of the French judicial system.