4 female US tourists attacked with acid in French train station; woman arrested

PARIS — A prosecutor said four female US tourists were attacked with acid in Marseille’s main train station.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutor office told The Associated Press that two of the tourists have been injured in the face in the attack Sunday in the Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible eye injury.

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

The spokeswoman said the suspect who attacked four American women with acid in the Marseille train station did not yell any out any terror-linked threats.

The spokeswoman says there were no immediate indications that the attack was terror-related but adds that officials can’t be 100 percent sure about ruling out terror links at such an early stage of the investigation.

She says French officials have arrested a suspect in Sunday’s acid attack, a 41-year-old woman, and the four victims have been taken to the hospital.

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

The spokeswoman spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system, in a phone call to The Associated Press.

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