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Police capture suspect in gun theft who sent Trump manifesto

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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. A massive manhunt was underway April 9, 2017 in search of Jakubowski, a “highly-dangerous” Wisconsin man who US authorities said robbed a gun shop and sent a lengthy manifesto to US President Donald Trump. Some 150 local, state and federal police officers and personnel were searching Jakubowski, who on April 4, 2017 allegedly stole some 16 “high-end firearms” from a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin and set fire to a car nearby, according to Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden. Spoden said the suspect had written a 161-page long anti-government manifesto, which he had mailed to the White House. Police obtained a copy./ AFP PHOTO / Rock County Sheriff’s Office / Handout / 

Police captured a Wisconsin man early Friday, ending an intense manhunt launched after he allegedly robbed a gun shop and sent an anti-government manifesto to US President Donald Trump.

Joseph Jakubowski, 32, was arrested without incident on a farm in the midwestern state of Wisconsin, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.

A force of some 150 local, state and federal police had been searching for the suspect since April 4, when officials say he broke into the Armageddon Gun Shop in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin and stole more than a dozen firearms.

Authorities said the suspect had spoken of plans to carry out unspecified attacks, and wrote and mailed the White House a 161-page long screed.

Sheriff Robert Spoden described the manifesto as “a long laundry list of injustices that he believes the government and society and the upper class have put forth onto the rest of the citizens.”

Police received a tip late Thursday that a man matching Jakubowski’s description was “camping” at a farm near Readstown, Wisconsin, a municipality some 130 miles northwest of Janesville.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation had recently doubled its award for information leading to the suspect’s arrest to $20,000.

The threat prompted area schools to close last Friday prior to a scheduled spring break, and patrols were increased at local churches because Jakubowski’s manifesto had included “anti-religion sentiment.”

State governor Scott Walker also scrapped an annual Easter egg hunt scheduled for Saturday amid the manhunt.



8 Comments
  • Ojiyovwi

    Trump should not be surprised that mad people are sprouting everywhere in the US, after all he is an evident manifestation of madness leading a mad nation. They go around killing people who’s done them nothing. They imagine their enemies and go around creating more with their own definitions. They will do very mad things to those not able to retaliate. The pick on the weak just because they can.

  • Ojiyovwi

    Trump should hurry up with that wall to keep in all his mad people, which would include him. No one in his/her right mind will opt to go to that hell, aka America. I most certainly won’t go to America even if paid to do so. I feel sorry for all those who have no choice but to live there. They most go to bed each night what tomorrow will bring them.

  • Ojiyovwi

    Trump should hurry up with that wall to keep in all his people, which would include him. No one in his/her right mind will opt to go to that hell, aka America. I most certainly won’t go to America even if paid to do so. I feel sorry for all those who have no choice but to live there. They most go to bed each night what tomorrow will bring them.

  • Ojiyovwi

    Trump should hurry up with that wall to keep in all his mad people, which would include him.

  • Ojiyovwi

    No one in his/her right mind will opt to go to that hell, aka America. I most certainly won’t go to America even if paid me to do so. I feel sorry for all those who have no choice but to live there. They most go to bed each night thinking what tomorrow will bring them.

  • Ojiyovwi

    No one in his/her right mind will opt to go to America. I most certainly won’t go to America even if paid me to do so. I feel sorry for all those who have no choice but to live there. They most go to bed each night thinking what tomorrow will bring them.

    • Rev

      My friend…don’t believe everything you read in the media… they say things that overblow things out of proportion…!
      American cities are some of the safest cities in the world…Trust me…You will rather be safe in America than anywhere in Nigeria…I have to very sadly report…! God bless you.

      • Ojiyovwi

        You ought to speak for yourself. Do you really think those black victims lucky enough to have a watching eye are faking?