Police: Suspect In Gun Shop Robbery Mailed 161-Page Manifesto To Trump

AP

A man suspected of stealing “a large quantity of high-end handguns and rifles” from a gun shop in Janesville, Wisconsin, on Tuesday mailed a 161-page manifesto to President Donald Trump, according to police.

Joseph A. Jakubowski, a 32-year-old from Janesville, sent the manifesto on the same day that he allegedly robbed the gun shop, according to a CNN report citing the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. His car was later found on fire nearby, but Jakubowski remains at large.

Cmdr. Troy Knudson at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said that the White House received a 161-page manuscript Jakubowski mailed to Trump.

Per the sheriff’s office, the manifesto “includes grievances against government and personal angst toward anyone or anything other than natural law or rule.”

“As a result of anti-religion sentiment depicted in Jakubowski’s manifesto, local law enforcement has increased patrols at churches within their jurisdictions,” the office said in a statement on Sunday.

In an update released Monday, the office noted that it is “not aware of any threat towards a specific school or school district.”

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