USA tourists hurt in French acid attack

The other two women were also hospitalized for shock.

The spokeswoman spoke on condition of anonymity, per the custom of the French judicial system.

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The prosecutor's office could not be reached for comment but told France 3 that one of the women had been hit in the eye with acid and had trouble seeing. Since then, authorities have thwarted multiple follow-up attacks by terror organizations, and it has since been revealed that ISIS hoped for much worse carnage while attacking Paris.

Although this incident is clearly horrific in nature, Fox News reports that French authorities are not treating it as a terror attack. The city is just over three hours away from Paris by train.

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Two of the Americans were "slightly injured" with acid but did not require emergency medical treatment from medics at the scene, the spokeswoman said. Local media in Marseille reported, citing unidentified police sources, that the alleged assailant has a history of mental health problems and that she allegedly told responding officers she was a victim of acid abuse and wanted others to suffer like she did.

The assailant, a 41-year-old woman, was quickly arrested in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

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In previous incidents in Marseille, a driver deliberately rammed into two bus stops last month, killing a woman, but officials said it wasn't terror-related.

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