New video released of suspect in fatal midtown stabbing
- Author: Audrey Hill Mar 23, 2017,
Mar 23, 2017, 1:25
Jackson, who cops say served in the U.S. military in Afghanistan, has been preliminarily charged with second-degree murder.
CBS New York reports the suspect told police he's an Army veteran who does not like black people, and travelled to New York with the goal of killing a black person.
Jackson, who was deployed by the USA military to Afghanistan, faces murder charges. Police say he may have been harboring these feelings for quite some time.
"The arrest of James Harris Jackson - a white supremacist who reportedly traveled to New York City intent on "murdering black people" - is deeply disturbing and indicative of a greater divide in our country which Donald Trump has only made worse", Mark-Viverito said in a statement.
"I'm the person that you're looking for", Jackson told police, according to Assistant Chief William Aubrey. He was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Jackson was out Monday when he spotted a 66-year-old man, who sources identified as Timothy Caughman, rummaging through some trash near West 36th Street and Ninth Avenue about 11:25 p.m. Monday and attacked, police said.
Jackson told police he had several knives on him.
Jackson served in the US military in Afghanistan, police said. Caughman walked to the Midtown South Precinct to report that he had been stabbed, and died at Bellevue Hospital around 1:00 a.m. No one else was attacked. He traveled to NY on March 17 and had been staying in a Manhattan hotel.
"He's just one of those people that you wish you never met", said Marcus Dagan.
Jackson stabbed him repeatedly, they said. He had been informally managing the building on behalf of its then-owner and took Jackson to court over the rent.