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Suspect arrested in Esch/Alzette flat fire
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Suspect arrested in Esch/Alzette flat fire

13.01.2015 From our online archive
Police have arrested the younger brother of a victim killed in a flat fire in Esch/Alzette on suspicion of arson.
Illustration de l'appartement qui a brule au 8 place Stalingrad, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg le 07 Janvier 2015. Photo: Chris Karaba

(CS/str) Police have arrested the younger brother of a victim killed in a flat fire in Esch/Alzette on suspicion of arson.

The 25-year-old reportedly confessed to the crime.

The fire at the flat, located in Place de Stalingrad, broke out in the night from December 19 to 20. In the burnt-out apartment, firefighters found the dead body of a 30-year-old man.

A criminal investigation was launched, with the blaze treated as arson, especially since two sources of fire were identified.

On Sunday, the suspect was apprehended by Luxembourg police. A judge on Monday issued an arrest warrant.