Four women were targeted by an acid attack in Marseilles in France, but officials say there’s no sign that it was motivated by terror, and are instead saying the woman who attacked them is mentally ill.
NEW: Four U.S. women attacked with acid in Marseille identified as Boston College students; two were hospitalized and since released.— ABC News (@ABC) September 17, 2017
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The 41-year-old attacker used a cleaning substance containing hydrochloric acid that she is thought to have picked up from a DIY store.
After carrying out the assault, the women displayed photos of her own burns, allegedly picked up in an earlier incident.
Two American women aged 20 were hit in the face, while the other two were sprayed in the legs, and were mainly suffering from shock’ said a source close to the case.
They were identified as Boston College students.
The two with facial injuries were taken to hospital, while the others were treated at the scene.
They were also aged 20 or 21. The attacker wanted to show off photographs of her own injuries.
She was arrested at the scene and faces charges. She displayed clear signs of suffering from deep psychological problems.
I wouldn’t jump to conclusions here – unfortunately, acid attacks are now being used by European natives in an obscene and horrifying act of cultural appropriation. ON the other hand, authorities often put off declaring terrorist motives until they absolutely cannot escape admitting it….