Japanese nationals in Paris are on edge after receiving an email about a Japanese citizen who was attacked with acid.
What happened: On Feb. 10, three assailants approached a group of Japanese citizens in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, Le Figaro reports.
- One of the attackers attempted to injure a member of the group with a bottle of acid, but the victim shielded his face with his hands just in time.
- The victim suffered from a burn injury while the other members of his group remained unharmed.
- According to a doctor who inspected the victim’s damaged palm, hydrochloric acid was most likely used during the attack.
I’ve got an email from the embassy of Japan telling that there was an acid attack towards a Japanese person in the 17th district of Paris. I’m scared. Also I don’t understand why I cannot find any news about it in French. pic.twitter.com/gjUIyjgj7m
— Yuka Masuda (@ykmsd) February 12, 2021
Aftermath of the attack: The Japanese embassy in Paris emailed Japanese nationals in the city to warn them about the incident.
- The email’s contents have been shared on social media websites such as Twitter, raising awareness of the assault.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan also addressed the attack in a note on its official website.
- Despite his injuries, the victim has decided not to push through with court proceedings.
- An official representative from the Japanese embassy told Le Figaro that “the victim’s family went to the police station to file a complaint, but the latter could not be filed in the absence of the person concerned.”
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