Wisconsin authorities, concerned about anti-religious views in a manifesto written by a fugitive they describe as “armed and dangerous,” plan to increase patrols around churches and places of worship Sunday.
According to the Janesville Police Department, there was no specific threat to any particular church or religious group in the manifesto written by Joseph Jakubowski, but as a precaution, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Janesville Police Department will be keeping a close watch.
Jakubowski, 32, has been the subject of an urgent search by Wisconsin authorities and the FBI since Tuesday, when they say he robbed a gun store, stealing at least 16 weapons. Officials say he may be plotting an act of mass violence with his eye on President Trump.
“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.
“We consider him to be armed and highly dangerous.”