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French officials say the driver who plowed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris acted intentionally

Updated August 14, 2017 05:17 PM EDT

Police say a 13-year-old girl was killed and her younger brother was seriously injured when a driver plowed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris.

Originally, authorities said the victim was 8 years old, but later said she was 13.

The driver is in police custody, but his name has not been released. France's Interior Ministry described the man as suicidal and said his actions were likely unrelated to terrorism.

Updated August 14, 2017 04:54 PM EDT

French officials say the driver who plowed into a pizza restaurant east of Paris acted intentionally. So far, security officials say they have no reason to suspect this was an act of terrorism.

An 8-year-old girl was killed and at least five others were injured when a driver plowed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris.

The driver was arrested soon after the incident occurred in the town of Sept-Sorts, BFMTV reports.

Officials said it is unclear whether this was a deliberate act.

An Algerian man drove his car into a group of French soldiers last week, and a truck attack in the French city of Nice left 86 people dead a little more than a year ago. Several other countries have seen cars used as weapons in recent years.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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