USA tourists attacked with acid at Marseille train station

17 September, 2017, 19:37 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • BREAKING: Four tourists have 'acid thrown in their faces' outside train station

Four American women were attacked with acid outside a French train station today.

The woman sprayed the tourists in the eyes, the source said, adding that she targeted the people closest to her and that the incident "was not of a terrorist nature". She said there were no immediate indications that the attack was terror-related but added officials can't rule out terror links at such an early stage of the investigation.

She did not have any more details and spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system.

14 firefighters rushed to the scene in four emergency vehicles as the horror unfolded.

The women were travelling between Marseilles and Paris when the incident took place.

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. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told columnists the two suspects "were preparing to do a fast approaching, fierce activity" on French an area. She said a 41-year-old female suspect has been arrested. He told police he acted for the sake of the Islamic State gathering.

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