Boston College Students Identified as Marseille Acid Attack Victims

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The four Americans who were injured in an acid attack in Marseille, France are Boston College students, the school confirmed.

The school said the students were sprayed in the face with acid outside of the Marseille-St. Charles train station on Sunday.

A 41-year-old French woman was arrested in connection to the incident. Police do not believe the incident to be an act of terrorism, describing the woman as “disturbed.”

The students, identified as Boston College juniors Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kortsen were treated for the burns in a hospital in Marseille and were released.

“It appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances, though they may require additional treatment for burns,” said Nick Gozik of Boston College’s Office of International Programs. “We have been in contact with the students and their parents and remain in touch with French officials and the U.S. Embassy regarding the incident.”


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