U.S. tourists attacked with acid in France


U.S. tourists attacked with acid in France

Four American women were attacked with acid outside a French train station today. All four have been hospitalized, two of them for shock, and a 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of throwing the acid.

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

The spokeswoman did not release any further details about the victims or the suspect.

No information is available at this time as to where in the US the tourists are from. The city is just over three hours away from Paris by train.

Two of them - aged 20 and 21- were reportedly hit in the face and rushed to hospital with burns, while the attacker was arrested by police. He told police he acted in the name of the Islamic State group.

French reports say the incident is not being treated as terror-related and witnesses said no slogans were shouted during the attack.