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White Plains College Student Says She's OK After Acid Attack In France

Michelle Krug of White Plains
Michelle Krug of White Plains Photo Credit: Facebook
Saint-Charles Station in Marseille, France.
Saint-Charles Station in Marseille, France. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A Westchester County resident who was one of four Boston College students attacked with acid by a mentally ill woman on Sunday in France tells friends via Facebook that she is fine.

Michelle Krug, a junior from White Plains, was among the victims of the attack by the woman in her late 40s at a Marseilles train station. The attack was not terror-related.

"To fill in those who have not heard, three of my friends and I were attacked this morning at a Marseille train station by a woman suffering from a mental illness," she wrote.

Krug went on to say that the woman "threw a weak solution of hydrochloric acid at us from a water bottle, which got in one of my eyes and one of my friend's eyes. We were all treated at a local hospital and are anticipating a quick recovery."

Krug, a White Plains High School graduate, said that she asked that her friends and family consider thinking about/praying for the attacker so that she can receive the help she needs and deserves.

"Mental illness is not a choice and should not be villainized," Krug said.

She added that she is looking forward to staying in France to finish her studies.

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