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Wisconsin gun theft suspect who allegedly wrote manifesto to Trump captured

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A Wisconsin fugitive accused of stealing several guns and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House was taken into custody on Friday. (WLS)

A Wisconsin fugitive accused of stealing several guns and sending an anti-government manifesto to the White House was taken into custody on Friday.

Police arrested Joseph Jakubowski on Friday morning in Readstown, Wisconsin, after a retired school counselor found him camping on his property.

Joseph Jakubowski, considered armed and dangerous was taken into custody on a Readstown farm after the property owner called 911 for a camper who refused to leave.

"I mean the one thing he said over and over is no one listens to me. It may be that now they will because of all of this," said Jeff Goran, the property owner.

Police quickly realized it was their man, Jakubowski.

"He gave up peacefully. Again, there was an overwhelming force there," said Vernon County Sheriff John Spears.

Investigators say Jakubowski stole 18 guns from a Janesville store, set his car on fire and mailed an anti-government manifesto to President Trump.

"He was found under a tarp. There were four handguns, one long gun, multiple boxes of ammunition, one Samurai like sword," said FBI Special Agent Justin Tolomeo.

Jakubowski will be returned to Rock County for further investigation and charges, authorities said.

Jakubowski is accused of stealing 18 guns on April 4.

Officials believe he also wrote an anti-government manifesto indicating his dislike for religion and a desire to carry out unspecified attacks.
Authorities also investigated a letter threatening Easter attacks on churches in Wisconsin mailed by someone claiming to be Jakubowski.

The letter threatens unspecified violence on Sunday at churches in the Sussex area, about 25 miles northwest of Milwaukee. Rock County sheriff's officials are trying to determine if the letter is authentic.

Governor Scott Walker tweeted a thank you to law enforcement...We are thankful that people don't have to worry about Easter weekend activities.

On Thursday, Wisconsin's Governor Walker cancelled Saturday's Easter egg hunt at the governor's mansion. It's now back on after Jakubowski's arrest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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