Cops Hunt Armed Fugitive Who Sent Manifesto to Trump

Feds fear Wisconsin man might attack church
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2017 6:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – A fugitive in Wisconsin has more than a dozen guns and a deep-seated hatred of religion and government, authorities warn. Federal authorities say Joseph Jakubowski, 32, may be planning an act of mass violence against a church or religious group, ABC News reports. Jakubowski is believed to have stolen at least 16 guns, including two or more assault rifles, in a break-in at the Armageddon Supplies gun shop in Janesville Tuesday night. His car was found on fire around 30 minutes after the theft. 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.

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Jakubowski has been "highly agitated by national politics" and "believes that the government, and law enforcement in particular, are acting as terrorists and are enslaving the people," says Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden, per the Janesville Gazette. Law enforcement patrols around churches were stepped up on Sunday. More than 150 federal, state, and local police officers are searching for Jakubowski in Wisconsin and out-of-state leads are also being followed up. Former classmate Crystal Duran tells the Gazette that Jakubowski was "always kind of strange" and was bullied throughout his school years in Janesville. She says he once got in trouble for teaching other kids how to make small bombs in soft drink bottles. (Read more Wisconsin stories.)

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