Four American Boston College students were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in Marseilles, southern France, a spokeswoman for the Prefecture of Police of Bouches-du-Rhône said, according to CNN.
All four are women in their early 20s. Two of them were taken to a hospital and two were in
shock, police said.
Boston College said Sunday the young women were students who were studying abroad.
Three of the students, identified as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman and Michelle Krug, are juniors who are studying in Paris, the school said in a statment. The fourth, Kelsey Kosten, also a junior, is studying at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
The students were treated for burns at a hospital in Marseille, the statement said. They have since been released.
"It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns," said Nick Gozik, who directs Boston College's Office of International Programs.
The attacker was a 41-year-old woman who is mentally unstable, police said. Authorities added there's no indication the attack was terror-related, though indications are that terrorists will increase their use of acid in attacks.
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The acid attack victims. From left to right, Michelle Krug, Kelsey Kosten, Charlotte Kaufman and Courtney Siverling (via The Boston Globe)
The four are expected to remain in Paris, BC spokesman Jack Dunn said, according to The Boston Herald.
“The feeling at this point is that they’re likely to continue their semester in Europe,” Dunn told the Herald last night. “