Manhunt Subject Who Wrote Manifesto Threatening White House Captured in Wisconsin

Posted: Apr 14, 2017 11:25 AM

Joseph Jakubowski, the man who was the subject of an intense manhunt after stealing 18 guns and writing an anti-government manifesto in early April, has been arrested in southwestern Wisconsin on Friday. Jakubowski wrote in his 161-page manifesto that he planned on killing people with the weapons he stole, and wrote threats against the White House.

According to the Associated Press, Jakubowski was captured "without incident" early in the morning.

Sheriff's officials say a man suspected of stealing firearms from a gun store and sending President Donald Trump an anti-government manifesto has been arrested in southwestern Wisconsin.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski was captured around 6 a.m. Friday near Readstown, Wisconsin. The sheriff's office said in a statement that he was captured without incident.

Readstown is 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of Milwaukee.

More than 150 law enforcement officials had been searching for Jakubowski since April 4 when authorities say he broke into a gun store in Janesville, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) southwest of Milwaukee.

The Rock County Sheriff's Office says Jakubowski wrote a 161-page manifesto in which he detailed a long list of grievances against the government and spoke of plans to launch attacks with the 18 firearms he allegedly stole.

Jakubowski's capture must come to the relief of Wisconsinites, who had been canceling public events out of fear.