Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille

Four US women attacked with acid in Marseille

The Marseille prosecutor's office says four young female USA tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station by a 41-year-old woman who has been arrested.

Two of them - aged 20 and 21- were reportedly hit in the face and rushed to hospital with burns, while the attacker was arrested by police.

The incident was not terror-related, French officials confirmed to Fox News.

She did not have any more details and spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system. No information is available at this time as to where in the US the tourists are from.

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The tourists were hospitalized after the attack.

The women were sprayed with acid by a 41-year-old woman who has been detained by police, according to the Marseille prosecutor's office.

The Marseille fire department was alerted just after 11 a.m. and dispatched four vehicles and 14 firefighters to the train station, a department spokeswoman said.

In January 2016, a 15-year-old Turkish Kurd was captured in the wake of assaulting a Jewish instructor on a Marseille road.

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