The description of the man matched Jakubowski and officers took him into custody without incident shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, police said.
Readstown is 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of Milwaukee. “I think he knew what he was facing”, Vernon County Sheriff John Spears said at a briefing, who said the suspect had been surrounded by 100 to 125 law enforcement officers.
Officials say Jakubowski will face at least three felonies related to the burglary of a Janesville gun store earlier this month, with additional charges likely.
Authorities warn that Jakubowski should be considered armed and risky.
Nine days into the hunt for Joseph Jakubowski, a man accused of robbing a gun store and sending a threatening manifesto to the White House, and News 3 is learning more about his other crimes, including attacking a Janesville officer.
They say on Tuesday, April 7, Jakubowski broke into and stole 18 guns and two silencers from Armageddon Supplies, a gun shop in Janesville. While police said the manifesto doesn’t appear to target anyone in particular, apparently the Walkers think all the free candy might attract Jakubowski to crash the egg hunt.
In a portion of the manifesto obtained by CNN affiliate WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Jakubowski purportedly described the government as a “gang of terrorists”.
Share with Us – We’d love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. Authorities in Wisconsin were trying to verity the authenticity of a letter from Jakubowski that threatened attacks on churches this Easter Sunday.
The arrest of Joseph Allen Jakubowski settled fears among residents and law enforcement over what he might do with his stockpile of weapons and ammunition. The case took an ominous twist when police revealed the Jakubowski had written a 161-page anti-government manifesto, and delivered it to President Donald Trump.
“We are thankful that people don’t have to worry about Easter weekend activities”, he said.
Authorities added that the partial copy was not provided by law enforcement and they would not be releasing the full document at this time.
“Investigators want to again remind the public that Jakubowski is considered “armed and risky, ‘” Spoden wrote”.
On Thursday, authorities continued their calls for Jakubowski to turn himself in, noting that nobody has been hurt. Sometimes we make a mistake and those mistakes we can correct and work through.