Gun theft suspect with Trump manifesto at large

Joseph A. Jakubowski 32 allegedly robbed a gun shop in Janesville Wisconsin

Joseph A. Jakubowski 32 allegedly robbed a gun shop in Janesville Wisconsin

Joseph Jakubowski is to be considered "armed and dangerous" Janesville police Chief David Moore said at the press conference that included Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden and Justin Tolomeo, special agent in charge of the FBI's Milwaukee division. His vehicle was later found on fire nearby, but Jakubowski remains at large. Classes were canceled in some nearby schools as officers searched for him.

Rock County Sheriff's Office (JANESVILLE, Wisc.) - Wisconsin authorities, concerned about anti-religious views in a manifesto written by a fugitive they describe as "armed and unsafe", plan to increase patrols around churches and places of worship Sunday.

At a press conference on Friday (7 April), police said the suspect was "highly agitated" by recent USA politics and an acquaintance of his alleged that Jakubowski had spoken of a plot to steal firearms and launch an unspecified attack. They have looked into 65 leads and searched a dozen locations for the suspect.

Jakubowski also allegedly sent a 161-page manifesto to the White House, a copy of which was given to police by a friend of the suspect.

It "includes grievances against government and personal angst toward anyone or anything other than natural law or rule", the Rock County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities said about 150 law enforcement officers are involved in the manhunt. Authorities say he also made suggestions about attacking several targets, including schools. Police increased patrols near churches in Janesville Sunday and notified area schools that Jakubowski was still at large in case they wanted to take precautions.

Jakubowski, who served time in prison for trying to wrestle a gun away from a police officer, is believed to have become agitated about politics recently, authorities said. "Jakubowski is 5'10", 200 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.

If you have any information on where Jakubowski is, please call Rock County Sheriff's Office at 608-757-8000.

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.

"We're going to constantly revisit that individual and see if they can think of something else that may have been forgotten and what was the motive and some of those type of things", Spoden said.

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