Manhunt Underway for 'Anti-Religion' Gun Robber Who Sent Manifesto To Trump

Cheryl Sanders
April 13, 2017

The Janesville Police Department and Rock County Sheriff's Office beefed up patrols near churches.

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.

Police say he mailed a handwritten 161-page manifesto to President Donald Trump last week, robbed the "Armageddon" gun shop in Janesville, torched his auto, and disappeared.

This Sunday, police monitored churches out of concerns that he might make a religious service the target of an attack.

Last Tuesday night, he broke into the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville and took several high caliber handguns, a military-style helmet, at least two semi-automatic assault rifles, and a bulletproof vest, according to Fox News. They are continuing to follow up on 100 of those leads.

Spoden also said the issue is beyond the scope of Wisconsin, and that it is possible that the suspect has fled the state.

The FBI has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jakubowski, who is considered "armed and unsafe".

32 years old Joseph Jakubowski from Wisconsin mailed a lengthy manifesto to President Trump expressing anti religious rhetoric and violent anti establishment rebellion. His vehicle was later found on fire nearby, but Jakubowski remains at large.

McLean said his stepson has a history of clashing with police and he's anxious about what will happen if there's a confrontation.

In addition, law enforcement officials said they would provide extra security to House Speaker Paul Ryan - who hails from the city at the center of the search - and his family.

A number of school districts in Rock County and beyond either canceled classes Friday or were on a "soft" lockdown, in which classes continue but doors to school entrances and classrooms are locked and students aren't allowed to go outside. Though, as you probably already gathered, authorities described him as "highly unsafe".

Jakubowski is described as 5ft 10 inches tall and weighs around 200lbs.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office says that manifesto "includes grievances against government and personal angst towards anyone or anything other than natural law or rule".

This isn't the first time Jakubowski has made it onto law enforcement's radar.

The video, which Knudson said was posted on social media, shows Jakubowski's name and a Janesville return address on the envelope.

Other reports by iNewsToday