The man being accused of robbing a gun shop and stealing their guns in a potential connection with a plan to attack was finally captured in Wisconsin after a manhunt lasting 10 days, say authorities.
Joseph Jakubowski, a 32-year-old man, had been taken to customer on Friday morning following authorities’ response to a phone call regarding a suspicious character on the property of a farmer located in Readstown, Wisconsin, said authorities in a recent statement.
Jakubowski was being searched for by 150 police departments who suspected him of stealing a minimum of 16 firearms on April 4th from a local gun shop located in Janesville. Police believe he wrote an anti-religion and anti-government manifesto, that he seemingly mailed to President Trump.
This prompted police monitoring of local churches, schools, as well as public leaders.
“What could have happened here was a mass shooting; that was our concern,” said the police chief of Janesville, David Moore, in a news conference Friday, mentioning: “That’s not the case.”
Moore believed that authorities had been fortunate enough to find out about the chilling manifesto that followed a “very involved plan” as well as “prompt disappearance.”
“All of this alerted us that we needed a quick and thorough investigation,” he stated.
The FBI already evaluated the manifesto in order “to better understand his mind-set,” said Spoden.
“It’s really a long laundry list of injustices that he believes the government and society and the upper class have put forward on the rest of the citizens,” Spoden said to reporters. “So there’s really nothing specific where he’s saying, ‘I was wronged in this way’ or ‘I was wronged in that way.’ It’s just an overview that he feels that the government, and law enforcement in particular, are acting as terrorists and are enslaving the people and creating this environment that he finds unacceptable.
“Whether it’s the president or whether it’s local officials or whether it’s law enforcement, he basically has a dislike for anyone that has authority or governmental power,” added Spoden.