Vatican terror alert: Spitting suspect with 8 knives in backpack yells 'I'll kill you all' outside St Peter's in Rome

A CRAZED knifeman wielding a blade with a stash of eight more in his backpack has been arrested after threatening tourists outside of St Peter's Basilica.

The 46-year-old man told terrified passersby, "I'll kill everyone!" while waving a knife at them in Vatican City at around 5pm.

The unidentified suspect, reportedly of French nationality, even pushed a kitchen knife into the face of a woman sat at a local restaurant, while spitting on throngs of people and yelling "I'll kill you all!"

He taunted horrified sightseer's with his weapon in the horrific incident on Friday evening, Il Messaggero reports.

He was heading towards tourist hotspot St. Peters Basilica when he was apprehended by local police.

The man was wearing a backpack which was found to be containing eight kitchen knives.

He was arrested and is understood to be being psychologically evaluated while cops determine his motives for the terrifying attack.

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