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Woman attacks four U.S. tourists with acid in Marseille train station

Woman attacks four U.S. tourists with acid in Marseille train station

A woman threw acid at four female American tourists at a train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, an attack police said they did not believe was terrorism-related. All four of the women were hospitalized.

The spokeswoman says there were no immediate indications that the attack was terror-related but adds that officials can't be 100 percent sure about ruling out terror links at such an early stage of the investigation.

The spokeswoman spoke on condition of anonymity, per the custom of the French judicial system. The city is just over three hours away from Paris by train.

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Two of the tourists suffered facial injuries and were rushed to hospital after the attack outside a Marseille train station. Two of the women were treated for shock.

No other information on where the USA tourists were from was released.

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. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told columnists the two suspects "were preparing to do a fast approaching, fierce activity" on French an area.


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