A car was intentionally rammed into a pizzeria in Sept-Sorts, France, 34 miles east of Paris, on Monday night. It has been confirmed one person is dead and seven others are injured, a spokesperson for the French Interior Ministry told media sources.
The driver was arrested but has not been publicly identified, the spokesperson said. It is unknown if the attack was terror motivated or related, but it is likely not. France’s Interior Ministry says the man who drove his car into a pizzeria was apparently suicidal and the incident is not “believed to be linked to terrorism.”
Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said on BFM television that the man was born in 1985 and was believed to have tried to commit suicide last week. Brandet also confirmed a young girl was killed and four people were injured in a condition of “absolute emergency.” He said eight others were slightly injured.
BREAKING: A driver intentionally plowed a car into a pizzeria near Paris, leaving 1 dead & 7 injured, official says https://t.co/1qXR1ptyic
— CNN (@CNN) August 14, 2017
UPDATE: First indications are event in Sept-Sort not terror related: French interior ministry spokesman pic.twitter.com/wyuNmHa1DB
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 14, 2017
— Bloomberg (@business) August 14, 2017
JUST IN: 1 person dead, at least 7 injured after car intentionally drives into pizzeria northeast of Paris; suspect arrested, officials say.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 14, 2017
French police say man who drove into pizzeria was suicidal, not believed to be linked to terrorism. https://t.co/ByxUlhMrIy
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2017
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