Saudi Arabia's prosecution office ordered the immediate arrest of an Arab expat who posted a tweet hailing a Houthi missile attack on Riyadh earlier this week, Al Riyadh newspaper reported.
The arrest order came on Wednesday, just a day after the man's tweet went viral on social media.
In it, the tweep reportedly praised the attack on Saudi Arabia, labeling it "heroic".
In their statement on the matter, Saudi authorities warned there will be no leniency when it comes to dealing with those who violate the kingdom's rules or threaten its security.
The man's tweet had sparked outrage on social media
Many called on authorities to arrest him
"He should be deported along with anyone he has ties with here because they sure share the same rhetoric."
And hailed them after news of the arrest broke online
"From now on, we'll all report any expat who insults the kingdom or its people on social media"
The Houthi missile was intercepted in Riyadh earlier this week
Early on Tuesday, the kingdom's Royal Air Defense forces intercepted a missile targeting the Al-Yamamah Royal Palace in the Saudi capital.
No injuries or casualties were reported after the missile was shot down.
According to Arab News, several countries, including the U.S., strongly condemned the latest attack on Saudi Arabia.
The attempted attack comes just weeks after Houthi rebels launched another missile at Riyadh on November 4, targeting King Khalid International Airport.