American tourists attacked with acid in France train station, prosecutor says


Four female American tourists have been attacked with acid in the French city of Marseille.

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. She spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system.

People once used knives, now acid is a weapon of choice in the United Kingdom .

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

The attacker, a 41-year-old woman, was arrested at the scene, Reuters reported.

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

The attack is not believed to be terror related as the attacker did not yell out any terror-linked threats, a spokeswomen for the prosecutor's office said.

One of the two women was suffering from partial loss of vision. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told columnists the two suspects "were preparing to do a fast approaching, fierce activity" on French an area.

In January 2016, a 15-year-old Turkish Kurd was arrested after attacking a Jewish teacher on a Marseille street. He told police he acted in the name of the Islamic State group.