Churches on alert amid hunt for gun theft sus­pect

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JANESVILLE | Au­thor­i­ties are step­ping up pa­trols around southern

Wis­con­sin churches as a pre­cau­tion as they search for a man sus­pected of steal­ing firearms from a gun store af­ter threat­en­ing to carry out an un­spec­i­fied at­tack.

The Rock County Sher­iff’s Of­fice says Joseph Jakubowski, 32, ex­pressed anti-re­li­gious views in a 161-page man­i­festo he sent to the White House.

The sher­iff’s of­fice and Janesville po­lice are in­creas­ing pa­trols near churches Sun­day, although in­ves­ti­ga­tors say there is no spe­cific threat.

Ex­tra pa­trols also were planned around churches in Sun Prairie, about 48 miles north of Janesville, af­ter a man en­tered Beth­le­hem Lutheran Church on Thurs­day and asked about church

ser­vices.

Mr. Jakubowski is ac­cused of tak­ing hand­guns and ri­fles from a gun shop Tues­day night in Janesville, about 70 miles south­west of Mil­wau­kee.

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