Authorities in Wisconsin increased police patrol at places of worship over the weekend after the subject of a manhunt expressed anti-religious views in a manifesto mailed to President Donald Trump.
Joseph Jakubowski, 32, has been the subject of a massive manhunt in Wisconsin since Tuesday, when he allegedly stole firearms from a gun shop and sent the 161-page manifesto to the White House, Fox News reported. His car was also found burned a short distance away from the gun shop.
In the manifesto, Jakubowski, who police describe as “armed and dangerous” allegedly promised to unleash the stolen weapons on schools and public officials. Anti-religious views were also expressed in the manifesto, according to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
The manifesto contained no specific threat to any particular church or religious group, but authorities kept a close watch on places of worship in Janesville as a precaution, ABC News reported.
Jakubowski stole at least 16 weapons last week, including several high caliber handguns and at least two semi-automatic assault weapons. Police also believe that he is in possession of a bulletproof vest and military-style helmet and may have stolen silencers as well.
Officials said Jakubowski could be plotting an act of mass violence centered around Trump. In communications prior to his disappearance, Jakubowski allegedly made a reference to dying by the hand of Trump and expressed a desire to save everyone by taking out one politician at a time.
“Basically, he’s angry at all government officials,” Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said. “You know, whether it’s the president or local officials or whether it’s law enforcement. He basically has a dislike for anyone that has authority or governmental power.”
Cell phone video released by the sheriff’s office purports to show Jakubowski showing off the manifesto before dropping it into a USPS mail box.
“There it is you see it’s getting shipped,” Jakubowski is seen saying in the video. “Revolution! It’s time for change.”
More than 150 police officers, sheriff’s deputies and federal agents are searching for Jakubowski. The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
(H/T: Fox News)
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