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The Latest: "Highly probable" driver on drugs who drove into French pizzeria; one dead

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PARIS (AP) --    A French prosecutor says it is "highly probable" that the man who drove his car into a pizzeria and killed an adolescent girl was under the influence of drugs.

Meaux Deputy Prosecutor Eric de Valroger told reporters that he has opened a homicide investigation into the Monday night attack in the town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris

He says explosives experts combed the area and found no weapon of any kind other than the car. He ruled out any terrorist motive at this stage. Other officials say the man is believed to be suicidal.

De Valroger identifies the arrested attacker as a 31-year-old from the nearby town of La Ferte-sous-Jouarre.

He says a 3-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to Paris in life-threatening condition and 13 other people have been hospitalized.

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Police say a 13-year-old girl was killed and her younger brother received life-threatening injuries when a driver steered his car into a pizzeria east of Paris.

Authorities initially said the victim was 8-years-old, but later said she was 13. An official with the national gendarme service said her younger brother was among at least 12 people injured in the Monday night attack.

The official said the attacker was driving a BMW that he aimed at patrons of Pizzeria Cesena in the small town of Sept-Sorts, about 60 kilometers (36 miles) east of Paris.

The official was not authorized to be publicly named.

France's Interior Ministry has described the man as apparently suicidal and said it does not believe his actions were linked to terrorism.

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