The woman was mentally ill. That’s the story from Marseilles, France, after a 41-year-old French woman attacked four 20-something female Boston College students with cleaner containing hydrochloric acid. Immediately following the attack, the woman displayed photos of her own acid burns. Early reports indicate there were no cries of “Allahu Akbar” or other actions associated with terrorism.
The problem here is that media and law enforcement, particularly in Europe, are so hesitant to call any crime an act of terror until the evidence is so overwhelming they have no way of covering it up. This does appear to be an exception based upon the information we’re given; it appears that this was just a woman committing a violent crime as a result of her mental illness. We will continue to monitor the story for changes.
As for the victims, two were hit in the face and two were hit in the legs. All four were treated at a local hospital.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said earlier Sunday that its counter-terrorism division had decided for the time being not to assume jurisdiction for investigating the attack. The prosecutor’s office in the capital, which has responsibility for all terror-related cases in France, did not explain the reasoning behind the decision.
A 41-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the attack. Two of the female tourists suffered facial injuries from the incident, which occurred at the Saint Charles train station. One of the women may have an eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office told the Associated Press.
Four American Tourists Attacked With Acid In Marseilles Train Station, Suspect Arrested | Zero Hedge
Two of the tourists were injured in the face in the attack in the city’s main Saint Charles train station and one of them has a possible eye injury, a spokeswoman for the Marseille prosecutor’s office said. All four of the tourists, who are in their 20s, have been hospitalized, two of them for shock. She said a 41 -year-old female suspect has been arrested.
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….
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