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After A 10-Day Manhunt, Wisconsin Fugitive Joseph Jakubowski Is Now In Police Custody

Travelers Today       By    Sheobi Anne Ramos

Updated: Apr 15, 2017 05:06 AM EDT

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After 10 days of manhunt and painstaking investigation done by more than 150 law enforcement officials, Wisconsin criminal Joseph Jakubowski was finally apprehended. He was found on a farm property in Readstown in southwestern Wisconsin, 160 miles west of Milwaukee.

The tip came from the farm's owner, Jeffrey Gorn, according to Fox News. Jeffrey saw Jakubowski while driving his four-wheeler and actually talked to him, without realizing his identity. After their encounter Jeffrey immediately called the police to report the suspicious man on his property.

When the law enforcers finally caught up with Jakubowski early Friday, they saw him hiding under a tarp and looking disheveled and out of sorts. They immediately arrested him without any incident and confiscated a bulletproof vest, four handguns, several boxes of ammunition, a samurai-type sword, and a copy of his 161-page hate manifesto towards Donald Trump, according to NBC News.

Joseph Jakubowski was wanted because of breaking into a gun shop in Wisconsin and mailing a manifesto to the White House detailing his hate towards the government and allegedly planning a massive attack on the public. The manhunt started on April 4.

The police are still searching for the other firearms Jakubowski stole from the gun shop, and Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker praised law enforcement for the successful capture of the elusive fugitive. "Thank you to law enforcement at the municipal, county, state, and federal level for their outstanding work in apprehending the suspect who posed such a serious threat. We are thankful that people don't have to worry about Easter weekend activities," Governor Walker said in a tweet.

Jakubowski is now facing several federal gun charges the moment he makes his first appearance in the U.S. District Court in Madison, Wisconsin. His search held top priority since his hate manifesto indicated his plans to stage out several attacks to the public.

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