Four young US tourists are attacked with acid in France

PARIS (AP) — Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said.

Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in the city’s main Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press in a phone call.

She said all four of the tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock. She said a 41-year-old female suspect has been arrested.

They aren’t calling it terrorism… yet.

h/t Exile

  • tom_billesley

    It’s getting so you need to carry water with you, but not to drink.

    • DMB

      Or gasoline and lighters as a weapon of self defense.

  • Liberal Progressive

    Clearly the attacker has a mental health issue and even if she is from The Religion of Peace that couldn’t have had anything to do with this because the Holy Koran says nothing about throwing acid into peoples’ faces.

      • Perfect description of the official scenario.

      • felis gracilis

        Indeed, thank you BCF for this excellent description of the usual narrative after an Islamic terror attack. The only thing missing is a note that our cowardly political leaders are pushing the same narrative.

      • Note that when a Welshman deranged with grief drove into Muslims outside a mosque in London – clearly not by any stretch of the imagination a terrorist attack – it was within minutes condemned by the UK authorities as a terrorist attack.

    • Exile1981

      The attacker stayed around after the attack to show photos of the acid burns on her own face.

      Notice the attacker didn’t show her face? She showed photos rather than lifting her covering?

      • tom_billesley

        She’s the real victim.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      All the Muslims are insane. That’s the problem.

  • canminuteman

    Given that Marseilles is majority muslim I’m gonna go out on a limb here and notice something that I’m not supposed to….

    • Marseilles is a very dangerous city.

      • Alain

        France and all of Western Europe is a very dangerous place. It boggles the mind why tourists still go there.

        • Clink9

          We are running out of places to hide.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            Try Burma, whose Buddhist temples are architectural masterpieces.

          • Clink9

            I’m still going to Europe.

            If they get me, I probably won’t know it and my kid’s will win the inheritance lottery!

          • When Burma is declared Muslim-free it will become rich with tourists and new residents.

          • A Hamilton Guy

            I’ll go along with that, and they’re probably a hell of a lot cleaner

      • Waffle

        How dumb do you have to be to go sight-seeing in Marseilles. It’s reputation has been common knowledge for decades.

  • Exile1981

    face shields are becoming mandatory for traveling in france.

    • John Boy

      They are becoming mandatory for where ever there is a major Muslim presence.

  • That didn’t take long…

    The incident is not believed to be terror-related. The attacker, described by police as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman, has been arrested.

    • Trust BBC to hurry with the “good news”.

      • Editor

        Huffpo and cbc/src are also going with the psychiatric narrative.

        • They are all right of course. What they go to great lengths to avoid mentioning, however, is that the mental instability has been deliberately caused by 24/7 Islamic brainwashing from birth.

          • Yes, it is not either Islam or mental derangement – it is both this and that. So, they are engaged in fallacy, to fool the people and keep them in line.

  • Arabs/Muslims evil people, motivated by envy/hatred.

    • J. C.

      Based on the evidence, that is the only logical conclusion…

  • LairdKintyre

    Hopefully the young ladies will be fully recovered. And if they are anyrhing like your typical college kids this will be a wake up experience that will dispel their falicies about the Religion of Peace

  • tom_billesley

    alternative to boston globe (I get a registration page there)

    The girls, identified by the college [Boston College] as juniors Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug, and Kelsey Korsten, were treated for burns and have been released from the hospital.
    “It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns,” Nick Gozik, director of BC’s Office of International Programs, said in a release. “We have been in contact with the students and their parents and remain in touch with French officials and the US Embassy regarding the incident.”
    Siverling, Kaufman, and Krug are enrolled in BC’s Paris program, while Korsten studies in Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School.

  • Oracle9

    Nope, the official conclusion is that this attack, despite the modus operandi being directly imported from the barbaric Islamic countries, is NOT a terrorist attack, just a mental illness issue.

    So no problem for continuing to send your daughters, school trips and general tourists to France. The authorities have assured us that there is absolutely nothing to be concerned about.

    Go back to sleep:

  • felis gracilis

    If this is purely a psycho-drama, why not release the name of the suspect? Wouldn’t it re-assure the population if they were told it was a Benoit or a Dumont?