Police arrested a student in the Egyptian city of Al Mansoura on Monday in connection with the killing of a female classmate outside the gates of its university.
Police in the Nile Delta city said the man was currently in their custody. The country's prosecution-general issued a statement later on Monday saying that investigations into the murder have been launched and that the culprit will be interrogated in the coming days.
Prosecutors said they examined the victim's body and found multiple stab wounds on her neck and torso. Additionally, they went through security footage from nearby cameras and interviewed two of the university's security guards.
Students including the victim, who was enrolled in the faculty of arts, and her alleged attacker had just arrived by bus from nearby Mahalla.
The man is alleged to have repeatedly stabbed the young woman in the neck with a long knife before laying her body on the pavement and slitting her throat.
The incident has been met with outrage on social media, where a video showing the killing has been circulating since Monday afternoon.
A man was seized by security officials before being transported along with his victim to a nearby hospital.
Police say the man in custody was treated for injuries he suffered while being seized by bystanders.
Investigators said he was a third-year student in the faculty of arts.