On Friday afternoon, a terrorist attacked unsuspecting pedestrians on London Bridge, stabbing to death two civilians before being killed by law enforcement officers.

As of now, the identity of the perpetrator remains unknown.

Neil Basu, the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and chief of British Counterterrorism Law Enforcement Policing, said that Metropolitan Police is still looking to pinpoint the motive behind the attack.

In a press statement, Assistant Commissioner Basu said that “a male suspect was shot by specialist armed officers from City of London police and I can confirm that this suspect died at the scene.”

Metropolitan police has placed a wide cordon around the incident area to ensure security.

“Officers continue to carry out extensive searches in the area to ensure there is no further threat to the public. Extensive cordons will remain in place for considerable time.”

The dead terrorist wore a suicide vest. But it later became known that it was fake.

“I can confirm that at this time,” added the British law enforcement official, “[that] we believe a device that was strapped to the body of the suspect is a hoax explosive device. Officers continue to carry out meticulous searches in the area to ensure there is no outstanding threat to the public.”