Several days after an initially mysterious apartment fire with two fatalities in Stuttgart and the arrest of an armed man, the allegations against the 45-year-old are intensifying. According to police on Friday, the man is said to have fatally injured his two roommates after a dispute. He is also suspected of setting fire to the apartment before leaving the house armed with two knives.

Since he blocked the entrance to the building, the fire brigade had not been able to extinguish the flames immediately on Tuesday. After the warning shot of a policeman, the man had been arrested. An arrest warrant was issued against him.

In the rubble of the apartment, the fire brigade finally discovered the most seriously injured, a 54-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man. Both later succumbed to their stab wounds. The victims and the alleged perpetrator lived in the same apartment, they are not related.