Manhunt on for Janesville man who sent manifesto to Trump

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 21, 2017

The sheriff's office said that "hundred and fifty local, state and federal law enforcement officers" had been deployed in the search and that federal authorities were looking into leads related to Jakubowski outside of the state.

Spoden said that a friend of the suspect told authorities that Jakubowski was angered by national politics and "recently verbalized a plan to steal guns and use them in an unspecified attack".

Spoden said police had found a 161-page manifesto that Jakubowski had allegedly written and sent to Trump Tuesday at the White House. As a result, police had increased patrols on Sunday near places of worship, though there was no threat against any specific religious group.

Bethlehem Lutheran in Sun Prairie, less than 50 miles north of Janesville, canceled services after a man who was believed to resemble Jakubowski visited the church on Thursday.

Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said Saturday that investigators have responded to about 200 leads and are pursuing about 70 of them.

Jakubowski has had several run-ins with law enforcement over the years.

Police said Jakubowski could be seen on surveillance video, appearing to steal the weapons from the shop.

Jakubowski also expressed anti-religious views in his manifesto, police said in a press release.

Authorities also released a modified mug shot of Jakubowski with his head and facial hair shaved off because the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes he may have altered his appearance.

Last week, investigators received a "suspicious circumstance" report near St. Mary's Church on East Wall Street in Janesville, where a man was reported to be placing weapons into the trunk of a vehicle.

The mailed package contained a 161-page manifesto featuring anti-government rants and "personal angst against anything other than natural law or rule".

A number of possible sightings of Jakubowski were reported over the weekend, though none of them were confirmed, according to CBS affiliate WISC. He served time in prison for attempting to seize a gun from a police officer in 2009, according to Janesville police.

A video of Jakubowski shows him dropping a white envelope addressed to President Donald Trump in a mailbox Tuesday.

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