Americans among 19 tourists tear gassed, robbed near Paris

A group of tourists — some from the U.S. — fell prey to tear gas-wielding robbers this weekend outside their hotel in France, according to local news reports.

Assailants clad in hoods and black clothing rolled up in multiple vehicles to tear gas and rob the 19 travelers of their luggage and other items outside their hotel near Paris Charles de Gaulle airport Saturday, The Local France reported.

The throng of tourists assaulted outside the Novotel hotel in Roissy-en-France was comprised of three Moroccans, four Americans and 12 French nationals, according to BFM-TV.

One person reportedly sustained hand injuries in an attempt to fend off the attackers.

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France’s Gendarmerie police force was reportedly hunting for the robbers, who remained at large on Monday.

The Gendarmerie and AccorHotels, the company that operates Novotel hotels worldwide, did not immediately return the Daily News’ requests for comment.

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