American tourists attacked with acid at train station in France

The Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France.

A woman threw acid at four female American tourists at the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, an attack police said they did not believe was terrorism-related.

Two of the women, in their early twenties, were treated in hospital for burns to their faces, police said. The tourists were on their way from the southern city to Paris.

The attacker, a woman in her 40s, was arrested at the scene.

Police officers are seen at the scene of an acid attack at the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles train station in Marseille, France.


Investigators have for now ruled out a terrorist motive and said they believe the attacker may be mentally disturbed, a police official said.

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