New photos of Wisconsin manhunt suspect released as search continues

- Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are still searching Wisconsin for Joseph Jakubowski, a 32-year-old Janesville man accused of breaking into a gun store, stealing weapons and mailing a 161-page manifesto to President Donald Trump. Wisconsin authorities are focusing their search on churches across the state and say he is armed and dangerous. 

Jakubowski is accused of breaking into a gun store last week, stealing several assault weapons and mailing an anti-religious manifesto to President Trump.

Police searched his home on Friday for any evidence. While there is no specific threat to churches, tipsters say they saw him near a church.

Investigators released new photos on Monday of tattoos that Jakubowski has in hopes they will help someone identify him.

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. Local law enforcement and SWAT responded and made contact with a man who lived near there. The man explained that he was preparing to go target shooting. A tactical team conducted a search of his home and his story was verified.

The Rock County sheriff’s office had received more than 500 tips as of Monday night. They are continuing to follow up on 100 of those leads.

Anyone who sees Jakubowski or knows of his whereabouts should call 911 immediately. If you have general tips or historical information, call 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324). The FBI is offering a $20,000 cash reward for information leading to the apprehension of Jakubowski.


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