American tourists have acid thrown in their face outside Marseille train station

18 September, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • BREAKING: Four tourists have 'acid thrown in their faces' outside train station

Four female American tourists had acid thrown in their faces by a woman at a French train station, Reuters reported Sunday. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters the two suspects "were getting ready to carry out an imminent, violent action" on French territory.

According to reports, a 41-year-old has been arrested by police but as yet the motive of the attack has not been revealed, leaving investigators to determine whether it was a random act or not.

A police spokeswoman told USA Today that the suspect did not yell any out any terror-linked threats.

One has a possible eye injury, according to the prosecutor's office.

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France has been on high alert for terrorism since 2015, after a series of attacks killed more than 230 people.

The US embassy in Paris said diplomatic staff at the consulate in Marseille are in contact with French authorities.

Kaufman, Krug, and Silverling are now enrolled in BC's Paris program, and Kosten is a student at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, according to Boston College.

Two of the Americans were "slightly injured" with acid but did not require emergency medical treatment from medics at the scene, the spokeswoman said. The teenagers were arrested on suspicion of robbery and of causing grievous bodily harm.

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