Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

4 students attacked with acid in France from Boston College

4 students attacked with acid in France from Boston College

The four Americans, all in their early 20s, were in front of the Saint-Charles train station when a woman threw hydrochloric acid on them shortly before 11 a.m. Two are being treated for injuries to the face while the others are being treated for shock.

The spokeswoman said the 41-year-old female suspect did not make any extremist threats or declarations during the attack.

More on this as it develops.

Four American tourists who were attacked with acid at a train station in Marseille have been identified as college students.

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In total, fourteen firefighters arrived on the scene at Marseille's main railway station, which is one of the busiest in France. Authorities are not releasing the identities of the victims and the suspect.

According to the newspaper La Provence the woman told police that she "went crazy" and was not aimed at anyone in particular.

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

Marseille is located on France's southern coast, about 490 miles from Paris.

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In August, a man driving a van crashed into two bus stops in the Vieux-Port area, a popular tourist spot. The teen struck the teacher's shoulder and fled before police came.

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

The public prosecutor's office said the attacker "did not target anyone in particular". More than 1,800 attacks have been reported since 2010, with 458 of them taking place previous year, according to BBC.

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