A man suspected of having carried out the stabbing has been detained. He is being questioned by police. An Examining Magistrate will decide on whether or not the suspect will remain in custody later today.
According to the Brussels regional news site Brusselnieuws.be those investigating the incident believe that killing stemmed from a dispute within the black African community.
A team from the Brussels Judicial Authorities and a pathologist are at the scene. The judicial authorities have remained tight-lipped about the identity of the killer and his victim as well as the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.