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Four American students suffer acid attack in Marseille

Sep 17, 2017 by

A woman with ‘deep psychological problems’ was in custody in the French city of Marseille on Sunday after spraying four American students with acid and burning two in the face.

The attack took place shortly after 11am on Sunday at the St Charles station, where the four women were preparing to board a train.

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All were Boston College students in their late teens or early 20s – three of them on a study abroad program in the French capital, and the fourth based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

They were named by their university as Courtney Silverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.

The horrifying attack took place shortly after 11am at the Gare de Marseille-Saint-Charles station (file image)

The 41-year-old attacker used a cleaning substance containing hydrochloric acid that she is thought to have picked up from a local DIY store.

Four emergency services vehicles arrived at the station, which was packed on a Sunday morning at the tail-end of the holiday season.

After carrying out the assault, the women displayed photos of her own burns, allegedly picked up in an earlier incident.

Source: Four American tourists suffer acid attack in Marseille | Daily Mail Online

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