September 17, 2017 12:22 pm
Updated: September 18, 2017 3:54 pm

4 U.S. tourists attacked with acid at Marseille train station

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PARIS—The Marseille prosecutor’s office says four young female U.S. tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille‘s main train station by a woman, who has since been arrested.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor office told the Associated Press that two of the tourists suffered facial injuries in the attack Sunday in the Saint Charles train station, one of them sustaining a possible eye injury.

She said all four tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock.

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

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There was no immediate information on where the U.S. tourists were from.

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

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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