Two American tourists suffer acid attack in Marseille

  • Four American tourists suffer acid attack outside Marseilles train station
  • Two female victims, aged 20 and 21, were sprayed with acid in their faces
  • Reports say a 41-year-old man was arrested and the victims rushed to hospital 
  • Fourteen fire fighters rushd to the scene – it is not thought to be terror related 

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

The four tourists, in their early twenties, were travelling between Marseilles and Paris when a 41-year-old man sprayed them with hydrochloric acid, according to reports. 

It is understood the tourists were in gare Saint-Charles station just after 11am this morning when the attacker struck. 

Two American tourists, aged 20 and 21, have had acid hurled into their faces outside Marseille train station this morning, according to reports

According to witnesses, no slogans were shouted out during the attack, and it was not thought to be terrorist related.

All four of those involved in the incident were thought to be American women, and they were travelling as a party.

The acid was thought to be in a spray canister sold in DIY shops for cleaning purposes.

Local media say the acid hit two girls in the face leaving them with facial burns, while two others are in shock.

According to reports, a 41-year-old man was arrested by police and the two tourists were taken to hospital. 

Fourteen firefighters rushed to the scene in four emergency vehicles. Police do not believe the attack is terror related.

More to follow.