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Candice Williams
The Detroit News

The victim of a fatal stabbing Friday on Belle Isle has been identified as a 5-year-old man, Michigan State Police said. 

In a tweet Saturday, MSP Second District said the man knew the suspect, a 17-year-old who is being held at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Police said the man's family has been notified of his death but did not release his name

The knife used in the homicide has been recovered and a report will be submitted to the prosecutor for review, police said.

Authorities were alerted late Friday that a 17-year-old was at the Hamtramck Police Department "advising he had stabbed and killed someone" on the island, the MSP Second District said on Twitter.

Troopers interviewed the suspect and learned the incident happened near Riverbank Road and Oakway Drive, according to the post.

Another trooper on duty assisted with the search and found the male victim, who has not been named, state police said.