On Saturday, Saudi authorities arrested a 17-year-old teenager who stabbed an 18-year-old in the middle of a restaurant, Riyadh newspaper reported

Just minutes after horrified restaurant goers reported the incident to police, officers arrived at the scene and immediately arrested the attacker, who surrendered without a struggle.

During initial investigations, the defendant told interrogators that he murdered the male victim after the two got into an argument over a parking spot. 

In his statement on the matter, the official spokesman for Riyadh's police department said the case will now be referred to public prosecution. 

Just hours after news of the horrific crime made the rounds on Twitter, people circulated graphic footage capturing the aftermath of the incident. 

Thousands have since reacted to the clip with shock and anger, calling on authorities to take strict action against the underage perpetrator. 

*The video is available online but we choose not to share such graphic content in line with ethical standards.

No one could believe the news

"Over a parking spot?"

"He killed a soul because of a parking spot"

"There's no strength or power but in God"

"This is what regression leads to"

"Most our disputes are over cars and driving even though it's all just not worth it"

May the victim rest in peace

"Pray for him and for his family, may God grant them patience."