Girl killed as car rams pizzeria in village near Paris
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An eight-year-old girl was killed and at least five people injured when a driver rammed his car into a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris, French police say.
An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was arrested soon after the incident in the town of Sept-Sorts.
The driver was apparently suicidal and the incident is not believed linked to terrorism, the Interior Ministry says.
Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that the man was born in 1985 and was believed to have tried to kill himself last week.
Mr Brandet said a young girl was killed and four people were injured in a condition of 'absolute emergency'.
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He said eight others were slightly injured.
The man was arrested soon after the attack on Monday night in the town of Sept-Sorts, east of Paris.
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A police official said the man was psychologically unstable and had no police record.
The official says investigators are not searching for accomplices.