Manhunt Underway for Wisconsin Gun Thief Who Mailed Manifesto to Trump

Adjust Comment Print

In the manifesto from Joseph Jakubowski, 32, he threatened to unleash his stolen weapons on schools and public officials, as well as expressing anti-religious views, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

As if a heavily armed fugitive wasn't enough of a headache for authorities, Jakubowski also allegedly mailed a 161-page "anti-government, anti-religious" manifesto to Donald Trump.

In Wisconsin, over 150 law enforcement officers (of the local, state, and federal varieties) are searching for Joseph Jakubowski, the suspect in a gun shop burglary. The FBI continues to offer a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension of Jakubowski, who is considered armed and risky.

Authorities say the suspect, Joseph Jakubowski, remains at large Monday, almost a week after the handguns and rifles were taken from a Janesville store.

Local authorities also added that they've had past run-ins with Jakubowski, including an incident where he tried to steal an officer's gun.

"We realize that he has a plan", Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden says. Police said he should be considered "armed and unsafe".

Pope on Palm Sunday decries suffering from war, terrorism
Young people must harness their energy and ideals and set out, "one alongside another, but looking to the future", he said. Franciscan Sister Marialisa, 30, who shared her vocation story, is an example, the pope said.

The Juneau County Sheriff's Office says an investigation into a possible sighting of Joseph A. Jakubowski in New Lisbon has been called off.

A Monday report from NBC News disclosed that "authorities...were increasing security presence at local churches because of "anti-religion sentiment" contained within a 160-page manifesto".

Police said they believe that Jakubowski also has a bulletproof vest and helmet. A video released Friday shows a man who looks to be Jakubowski mailing a thick envelope to the president. "We haven't had anyone get hurt and we certainly don't want him to get hurt". "April 4th, 2017. It's 5:43", Jakubowski said showing the letter one last time before dropping it off in a mailbox.

Investigators have followed up on more than 400 tips and leads in the manhunt, and federal authorities are investigating any leads developing outside the area.

McLean and Jakubowski's mother, Julie McLean live a few miles from Jakubowski's rental unit, but McLean says the couple's been estranged from Jakubowski for the past two years.