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American tourists attacked with acid in Marseille's train station, prosecutor says

18 September 2017

French authorities are not investigating the acid attack on four American women in the southern city of Marseille as an act of terrorism for the time being.

Two of the women sustained injuries to their faces and one of them has a possible eye injury, the prosecutor's office said.

Two of the US women suffered facial injuries in the attack, police said.

The attacker, a 41- year old woman, has been taken into custody.

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Police state that there is no evidence that the attack was terror-related.

The university said that all have them were treated at a hospital and have since been released.

According to the AP, the suspect did not make any extremist statements.

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Fourteen firefighters arrived to the station four emergency vehicles after the incident at 11am.

In August, a man driving a van crashed into two bus stops in the Vieux-Port area, a popular tourist spot.

In April, French police say they thwarted an imminent "terror attack" and arrested two suspected radicals in Marseille just days before the first round of France's presidential election.

Almost 460 acid attacks were reported in London in 2016, according to London police. After being arrested, she allegedly told the police: "I was a fool".

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American tourists attacked with acid in Marseille's train station, prosecutor says