Two of the four Boston College students who were attacked with acid inside a train station in France are from New York.
The students, all juniors, were sent to the hospital after police say a woman, who came out of nowhere, walked up to them and attacked them with acid in Marseille.
“They were hanging out having fun and waiting to take a train back home when they were somehow picked out by this woman who threw acid in their face for no apparent reason,” Boston College Spokesman Jack Dunn said.
Michelle Krug, who is from White Plains, and Charlotte Kaufman, who is from Long Island, were two of the students attacked. Courtney Silverling and Kelsey Kosten were the other woman. They are in France studying abroad.
All four women are now out of the hospital. Two were hit with acid in the face and the other two were treated for shock.
Kaufman’s father spoke to News 4 and said although he was terrified when he got the call from his daughter at the time, he is now happy and relieved all four women are expected to be OK.
Police say they arrested a 41-year-old woman who has a history of psychiatric problems. Authorities do not believe the acid attack was terror related.
“Police are not offering any motive at this time other than saying the woman appeared to be disturbed and singled them out for whatever reason,” Dunn said. “We are just so relieved that they are all doing OK.”