4 US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

Two women injured in the face, one of whom may have damage to her eye; others suffer shock

Marseilles, France (Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 3.0)
Marseilles, France (Wikimedia Commons/CC BY SA 3.0)

PARIS — The Marseille prosecutor’s office sad four young female US tourists were attacked with acid in Marseille’s main train station by a woman who has been arrested.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor office told The Associated Press that two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack Sunday in the Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible eye injury. She said all four of the tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock.

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

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

Marseille is a port city in southern France that is closer to Barcelona than Paris.

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