Worshippers in Wisconsin were able to able to celebrate the Easter weekend in peace after Joseph Jakubowski, the fugitive who discussed plans to attack churches in a manifesto mailed to President Donald Trump, was captured on Friday.
Jakubowski was captured while camping out on a Wisconsin farm after a 10-day manhunt, ABC News reported.
The fugitive looked “disheveled” and was living under a tarp, authorities said, according to CNN. He was found with a copy of his manifesto and four handguns, a long gun, ammunition and a samurai sword, police said.
Shortly before he was apprehended, authorities began investigating a letter that made unspecific but violent threats against churches in Waukesha County for Easter Sunday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had cancelled his annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday due to concerns associated with the threats, the Associated Press reported. Walker and his wife, First Lady Tonette Walker, said they were “sad” to miss one of their “favorite events.”
The FBI had offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to Jakubowski’s arrest. He is accused of robbing a firearms store before setting his car ablaze nearby.
The same day he allegedly stole the guns, he sent a 161-page anti-government and anti-religious manifesto to the White House and left behind video showing himself mailing it.
He said he stole the guns because the sysem had “stolen my natural right to protect and defend life.”
“Priests and churches control the presidents and the banks … ,” he wrote.
Jakubowski has been charged with burglary to arm himself with a dangerous weapon, theft and possession of burglarious tools – all felonies. Federal charges will also be filed against him.
(H/T: ABC News)
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