Woman arrested after four female United States tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

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Four young female U.S. tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main railway station by a woman who has been arrested, prosecutors said.

It is understood the tourists were in gare Saint-Charles station just after 11am this morning when the attacker struck. The other two were treated for shock.

Two female American tourists suffered facial injuries in an acid attack that left two others nursing burns, outside a train station in Marseille.

A 41-year-old woman with a history of psychiatric problems was arrested in connection with the incident, police said.

The spokeswoman did not release any further details about the victims or the suspect.

There was no immediate information on where the US tourists are from.

The attack is not thought to be terror-related.

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