A nationwide manhunt is on for a Wisconsin man wanted for a series of crimes including stealing over a dozen guns and allegedly plotting mass violence targeting law enforcement and political figures.
Over 150 police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and federal agents are on the trail of Joseph Jakubowski, who is suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack.
Authorities say is considered “armed and highly dangerous.”
Jakubowski posted a video on social media of him mailing a manifesto to President Trump on Tuesday. Shortly thereafter, he broke into a Janesville gun shop, Armageddon Supplies, and stole 16 high-end guns along with suppressors.
Police also believe he has a bulletproof vest and “military-style helmet.”
Fox News reports that investigators met with an individual who claimed to know Jakubowski. The “associate” stated Jakubowski had expressed interest in stealing firearms and desired to “save everyone by taking out one politician at a time”. The individual also conveyed that Jakubowski had written a lengthy manifesto airing his grievances with the government and that he had mailed the 161 page manifesto to President Trump. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office says that in the manifesto Jakubowski wrote about a disregard and disrespect for public officials and law enforcement, even calling both “agents of the 1% who enslave and keep the population down.”
A cell phone video was released by the Sheriff’s Office showing the suspect allegedly showing off the manifesto before placing it in the mail. In the video he says “There it is you see it’s getting shipped. Revolution! It’s time for change.”
In the video of Jakubowski mailing his manifesto, he tells the postal worker, “You will never forget this face, ever.”
Blue Lives Matter reports that the FBI has been doing a behavioral analysis on the manifesto.
“It’s really a long laundry list of injustices that he believes the government and society and the upper class have put forward on to the rest of the citizens,” Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said. “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.”
Jakubowski also referenced dying by the hand of President Trump and said that he wanted to save everyone by taking out one politician at a time.
Police say that he has also previously made threats towards schools, prompting schools in the area to shut down while Jakubowski is still at large.
A local task force of 150 law enforcement officers are currently conducting the manhunt for Jakubowski in the Rock County area, but they don’t even know if he’s still anywhere local. Police admit they have no idea where he is and he could be anywhere in the country.
Joseph Jakubowski has a criminal history of assaulting police officers and trying to take an officer’s gun when fighting with police.
The FBI has listed a $10,000 reward for any information leading to Joseph Jakubowski’s capture. He is believed to be in possession of a ballistic helmet, body armor, a wide range of high-end firearms, and is intent on committing acts of mass violence. He can be anywhere in the country, so please share his picture everywhere so he has nowhere to hide.