Joseph Jakubowski Suspected of Targeting Churches, Schools
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 2:00
"They are absolutely keeping their eyes wide for any sign of this individual, any calls that come in, tips of possible sightings have been getting a very immediate response", said Commander Troy Knudson of the Rock County Sheriff's Office.
A manhunt is underway for a suspect police say may be targeting churches, schools and public officials after allegedly stealing guns from a Wisconsin gun store.
Authorities say that before he disappeared, Jakubowski sent a 161-page manifesto to President Trump that was full of "anti-religion sentiment" and a "laundry list" of grievances against the government and upper class. Bethlehem Lutheran Church canceled all Sunday services as a precaution and Sun Prairie police said at the time it would provide extra patrols around houses of worship during the weekend.
That night, police said he stole at least 16 weapons from a gun store, Armageddon Supplies, in Janesville, Wis., which is about 75 miles west of Milwaukee. Investigators determined just before noon that the tip was unsubstantiated, the sheriff's office said.
During a press conference Friday, police officials said Jakubowski was "agitated" by the political climate in the US and has been talking about planning some sort of attack one he stole some guns. The sheriff's office is not aware of any threat toward a specific school or school district, and many Rock County schools are on spring break this week. He is believed to be armed and unsafe, and traveling with a bulletproof vest and helmet, according to authorities. "There it is. You see it's good sh**". In a cell phone video released by the sheriff's office, the suspect apparently showed off the manifesto before he dropped it in the mail.
JANESVILLE-Authorities continue ramping up manpower in the search for the Janesville man who stole guns and is considered armed and unsafe.
Law enforcement agencies interviewed known associates of Jakubowski and uncovered his fierce anti-government ideologies after the manifesto was given to federal officials last week.
The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jakubowski. Authorities say he also made suggestions about attacking several targets, including schools.