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Wisconsin Police Hunt Armed Man Who Allegedly Mailed Manifesto to Trump

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    This undated photo shows Joseph Jakubowski, suspected of stealing firearms from a gun store in Janesville, Wisconsin, threatening an unspecified attack that prompted several schools to close and mailing an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump. A manhunt was underway for Jakubowski on April 8, 2017.

    Wisconsin police widened their search Saturday for a 32-year-old man who allegedly burglarized a gun store after mailing an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump. 

    As NBC News reports, Joseph Jakubowski has been on the run since Tuesday, when police say he broke into the Armageddon Gun Shop in Janesville, south of Madison, and stole 16 high-caliber rifles and handguns. He is believed to be armed and dangerous, and traveling with a bulletproof vest and helmet, authorities say.

    At a news conference Friday, Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said Jakubowski had been agitated recently by national politics and had confessed to friends that he was planning to steal guns and carry out an "unspecified attack."

    Police released a video Jakubowski allegedly posted to Facebook that shows a man mailing a large envelope clearly addressed to Trump and the White House. Authorities say the package contained a 160-page manifesto that featured anti-government rants and "personal angst against anything other than natural law or rule."