Three days on, very little is yet known about attacker Jens R.’s motives. Police have so far only been able to rule out possible incentives. They’ve found no evidence he was driven by any political or religious ideology.
Instead, a picture is building of a man suffering from serious mental health problems. A man who had hinted at having suicidal thoughts in an email to acquaintances and had run-ins with the law. Precious little, though, points to any plan to carry out his murderous rampage in the peaceful streets of Münster’s old town.