Man who sent manifesto to White House, stole guns is captured

Apr 15, 2017, 02:21
Man who sent manifesto to White House, stole guns is captured

"Shortly before 6:00 AM, tactical officers made contact with the suspicious person at the campsite", the sheriff's office reported.

But in the end, Chief Moore said there is no connection between the gun at Lincoln Elementary and the Jakubowski investigation.

Gorn approached the tent fashioned from the tarp and asked if anyone was inside.

Gorn says he didn't realize he was the subject of the manhunt.

Sheriff Spoden described what Jakubowski has done so far as, "correctible" with both officers urging him to "do the right thing" and hand himself. "You're on my grid". He says the man he later learned was Jakubowski was angry with society in general, but never raised his voice. He wrote. "I hate thieves!" Officials have said Jakubowski doesn't affiliate himself with any particular political party in the manifesto. Law enforcement established a perimeter around the farm, and detained the suspect without incident. Gorn estimated 100 officers arrived and sat down with him to look over maps of the property.

Joseph Allen Jakubowski, 32, was apprehended Friday morning after law enforcement agents scoured an area of Vernon County near Readstown overnight, the Rock County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Police say they have arrested the person who was seen dropping off and picking up a long gun at Lincoln Elementary School in Janesville.

Authorities declined to talk about what happened to about a dozen other firearms stolen from the gun shop that are unaccounted for, including a machine gun.

"The full scale of (Jakubowski's) actions are under review", Tolomeo said.

The property owner told authorities the man matched Jakubowski's description and that he was refusing to leave. Officials did not confirm its authenticity.

On Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker cancelled an Easter egg hunt, which had been scheduled for Saturday, citing security concerns.

But Joseph Jakubowski, 32, who allegedly stole 18 guns, mailed a 161-page anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump and others and then went into hiding, is still considered extremely unsafe and was urged to turn himself in before his adventure turns bloody.

More than 150 law enforcement officials had been searching for Jakubowski since April 4 when authorities say he broke into a gun store in Janesville, about 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

Joseph Jakubowski has been in national news for days.

Richard Erdman owns a pawnshop in downtown Janesville. He said his wife had been avoiding the mall, fearing it could be the target of an attack.

Milwaukee Grill general manager Fabian Gonzalez says he was concerned for women on his staff because they have children who attend Janesville schools and police initially anxious that Jakubowski could launch an attack there. "A little bit stressful".