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Churches close as manhunt for armed Wisconsin man enters fifth day

Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 01:31

Police hunting a Wisconsin man stepped up patrols on Sunday at churches, because of anti-religious views in a manifesto he sent to President Donald Trump, officials said. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Churches in Janesville, Wisconsin closed their doors on Sunday, as the hunt for a man considered armed and dangerous and with anti-religious views resumed for a fifth day. Joseph A. Jakubowski is wanted for breaking into a gun shop where officials say several handguns and rifles were stolen on Tuesday. Officials later obtained a manifesto that Jakubowski mailed to President Donald Trump. They say the document contained anti-religious views. Sun Prairie Police spokesperson Joseph Hack says they're being proactive. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOSEPH HACK, SUN PRAIRIE POLICE SPOKESPERSON, SAYING: "We always want to hinge on the side of safety because if we didn't and something did happen it would be a bad look toward our department as well as the churches or whatever agency notified us, saying that 'why didn't we do anything?'" As police search for Jakubowski, local businesses are stepping up their support for law enforcement, donating food and coffee into the weekend. NATS: "We're just glad we can help out." Culver's donated burgers for dinner Friday night, Dunkin' Donuts brought in dozens of donuts for breakfast on Saturday morning, and Pizza Hut made pizzas for police on Saturday night. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TINA HENTHORN, MANAGER AT DUNKIN' DONUTS, SAYING: "It makes you feel good because you know they are out there protecting us so it makes you feel like wow, we can give back to them that are making us safe." It's unclear if Jakubowski is still in Wisconsin or if he's left the state.

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Churches close as manhunt for armed Wisconsin man enters fifth day

Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 01:31