Four US tourists attacked with acid in Marseille, France

BREAKING: Four tourists have 'acid thrown in their faces' outside train station

Four US tourists attacked with acid outside train station in France

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

All four victims were hospitalized, two having suffered shock and one having a potential eye injury.

She said a 41-year-old female suspect has been arrested.

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An embassy spokesman said Sunday that the USA consulate in the southern port city of Marseille is communicating with French officials about the attack at Marseille's main train station. She spoke on condition of anonymity, per the French judicial system.

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. No information is available at this time as to where in the US the tourists are from.

The incident comes just days after a homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway vehicle injured 29 people in London, sparking a huge manhunt for the perpetrators of what police said was the fourth terrorist attack in the British capital this year.

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