Newsday: LI student among 4 injured in France acid attack

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A young woman from Long Island is among four Americans college students injured in an acid attack in France, according to Newsday.

The newspaper reports that 21-year-old Charlotte Kaufman, of Huntington, was among the injured.

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The four injured students attend Boston College and are studying abroad in France, according to the school. Officials say they were sprayed in the face with acid at a train station in the city of Marseille, and were hospitalized to be treated for burns.

Kaufman's father told Newsday that his daughter is OK and that all four of the injured students have been released from the hospital.

Boston College identified the other injured students as Courtney Siverling, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.

A suspect has been arrested in the case. French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant.

Police in France described the suspect as "disturbed" and said the attack was not thought at this point to be terror-related, according to a statement released by the university.

Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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