Manhunt underway for man who allegedly stole guns, sent manifesto to Trump

Frederick Owens
April 21, 2017

Law enforcement have released few specifics about what Jakubowski wrote - and said little about what they believe he'll do - but they're devoting more than 150 state and federal officers in what's become a national search.

Authorities are now seeking a Wisconsin man suspected of stealing a stash of firearms, and who penned an anti-government manifesto for President Donald Trump.

This undated photograph obtained April 9, 2017 courtesy of the Rock County Sheriff's Office in Janesville, Wisconsin shows Joseph Jakubowski, 32, who allegedly robbed a gun shop and sent a lengthy manifesto to US President Donald Trump. The Janesville Police Department and Rock County Sheriff's Office beefed up patrols near churches.

After a man matching Jakubowski's description showed up at a local church asking unusual questions on Thursday, Sunday services were canceled.

Jakubowski, 32, is wanted for breaking into a gun shop called Armageddon Supplies in his home town of Janesville, about 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee, on Tuesday, when several handguns and rifles were stolen, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

As investigators continue to follow leads, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. His vehicle was found on fire around 30 minutes after the theft. Jakubowski allegedly made "unspecified threats" against public schools.

He also raised concerns about the young man buying a helmet and bulletproof vest.

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Police on Sunday also released a social media video that they said depicts Jakubowski's sending a package to Trump.

McNary also said he had spoken with an officer who said they did not believe the man was Jakubowski. Schools were notified based on the information.

Direct sightings of Jakubowski can be immediately reported to 911.

The sheriff's office said the manifesto "includes grievances against government and personal angst toward anyone or anything other than natural law or rule", according to CNN.

The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to Jakubowski's arrest.

"The suspect is said to be heavier-set, roughly 5'10" in height, with brown hair and green eyes.

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