USA tourists attacked with acid in Marseille, official says

USA tourists attacked with acid in Marseille, official says

It is understood the tourists were in gare Saint-Charles station just after 11am this morning when the attacker struck.

The news outlet reports two of the tourists were rushed to the hospital after having acid thrown in their face, while the other two suffer with burns. She says all four of the tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock.

A 48-year-old woman was arrested and detained by the police.

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

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No other information on where the USA tourists were from was released.

The four tourists, in their early twenties, were travelling between Marseilles and Paris when a 41-year-old man sprayed them with hydrochloric acid, according to reports.

The attack is not thought to be terror-related.

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