SWAT team raids Janesville home in search of fugitive

A SWAT team surrounded a home in Janesville Friday afternoon after police received a call of a fire near the home of a wanted fugitive.

The Rock County Sheriff’s Office tells News 3 they received a fire call at a home on Eisenhower Avenue near where 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski lives. A manhunt is underway for Jakubowski after police say he stole 16 high-end firearms from a gun store in Janesville Tuesday and sent a 161-page manifesto to President Trump .

A SWAT team arrived at the abandoned home around 3:45 p.m. in search of Jakubowski, who police thought may have been inside. Authorities did not find any sign of him in the home, Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said.

Eisenhower Avenue reopened around 5 p.m.