Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Unclear if acid attack has terror link

BREAKING: Four tourists have 'acid thrown in their faces' outside train station Woman arrested after four female US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille
Melinda Barton | 17 September, 2017, 17:55

Four young female US tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor's office said.

Limited information on the attack has been provided to the media by the Marseille prosecutor's office; however, the incident is not being treated as a terrorist act.

Police do not believe the attack is terror related.

Four young female USA tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in France by a woman who has been arrested, The Associated Press reported.

The attack took place on Sunday morning at Saint-Charles train station in the port city in southern France.

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.

There was no immediate information on where the USA tourists were from.