The spokesperson spoke on condition of anonymity, per the custom of the French judicial system, without releasing more details about the victims, including where in the U.S. the tourists live.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said that its counter-terrorism division has 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.
The spokesperson for the Marseille prosecutor’s office said the suspect did not make any extremist threats or declarations during the attack. She said there were no obvious indications that the woman’s actions were terror-related.