A knife- and hammer-wielding man went on a rampage in a shopping district in Tokyo's Toshima Ward Wednesday, killing two women and injuring six others, police said.

The assaults took place around 11:40 a.m. in the Ikebukuro area of Toshima Ward on a main road leading from JR Ikebukuro Station to the Sunshine 60 skyscraper.

The packed shopping street was thrown into chaos, as people ran for cover, but the man was quickly subdued by passersby and turned over to police.