Officials have closed several schools in southern Wisconsin as police search for a man suspected of stealing numerous guns and threatening to use them against public officials or a school.
Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden said Friday that the suspect, 32-year-old Joseph Jakubowski, also sent an anti-government manifesto to the White House.
Police allege Jakubowski stole a large quantity of handguns and rifles from a gun shop Tuesday in Janesville, about 70 miles southwest of Milwaukee. Investigators found a burned vehicle registered to him nearby.
Public schools in Janesville and Milton canceled classes Friday as officers combed the area. The University of Wisconsin-Rock County and Blackhawk Technical College were also closed.
Authorities allege Jakubowski had threatened to steal weapons and use them against public officials or at an unspecified school.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.