Dangerous Gun Robber Suspect Who Penned Anti-Trump Manifesto Captured In Wisconsin

Cheryl Sanders
April 16, 2017

"Thank you to law enforcement at the municipal, county, state and federal level for their outstanding work!", Walker said in a tweet Friday morning.

Jakubowski allegedly sent a 161-page manifesto to President Donald Trump after the gun store robbery. The farmer had confronted the man Thursday night, asking him to leave, but the man refused. A nationwide, multiagency manhunt was launched last week to find Jakubowski, and area schools, churches and government buildings have taken extra safety precautions.

According to authorities in Vernon, Richland and Rock Counties, the Vernon County Sheriff's Office received a report of someone suspicious on a farmer's property on Estes Road near Readstown at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

(Rock County Sheriff's Office via AP).

Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Joel Lee wouldn't say whether authorities know the location of all the stolen guns, including a machine gun. Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore speaks to reporters about the capture of Joseph Jakubowski on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, Wis.


A second person, after seeing a news account of the burglary, also said Jakubowski had talked about committing a burglary.

A Wisconsin man suspected of threatening to carry out attacks in a manifesto sent to the White House has been captured after a weeklong manhunt, authorities said Friday.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office says the letter is being analyzed and "its authenticity is in question".

Because of the extensive hunt that had been underway in Wisconsin, the governor's office had canceled Saturday's annual Easter egg hunt in Madison, but after Jakubowski's arrest on Friday, Gov. In his manifesto, Jakubowski detailed a long list of grievances against the government and law enforcement, and threatened unspecified attacks.

"It was just basically a tarp he was living under", Spoden said.


Jakubowski is accused of stealing 18 guns from a store near Janesville April 4.

Jakubowski's manifesto did not indicate he was targeting schools, police said.

At the press conference, local and federal law enforcement authorities said they were grateful for a safe resolution to a public safety threat.

Local and federal authorities said cooperation among agencies and citizens made the arrest possible. Law enforcement established a perimeter around the farm, and detained the suspect without incident. A few hours later, Jakubowski broke into a Janesville weapons store, stole 18 guns, then set his vehicle on fire, authorities have said.


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