4 US Tourists Injured in Acid Attack in France

2 of the 4 were hospitalized; police see no link to terrorism
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2017 8:41 AM CDT
Updated Sep 17, 2017 12:05 PM CDT
Americans Burned in Acid Attack at French Train Station
Passenger walks past an empty a platform at the Saint-Charles railway station, in Marseille, southern France, in this June, 1, 2016, file photo.   (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Police say an acid attack on four American tourists in France Sunday morning was not terror-related, ABC News reports. The four women, all in their 20s, were attacked around 11am local time while waiting to board a train to Paris at Marseille's Saint Charles station. Police say the attacker, a 41-year-old woman with a history of psychiatric problems, says she "went crazy" but wasn't targeting anyone in particular. Rather, the woman claims she had been the victim of an acid attack herself and wanted others to suffer what she has suffered. She is currently in French police custody, reports news.com.au.

Only two of the four women were hit directly in the face by the hydrochloric acid, and they have been hospitalized with superficial burns. The other two women are being treated for shock. Authorities have not released any identifying information about the victims, including where they're from, the Washington Post reports. (Read more acid attack stories.)

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