Man Accused of NYC Killing Came to City to Attack Blacks

23 March, 2017, 01:36 | Author: Bridget Leonard

A man who police had sought in connection with a deadly stabbing in Manhattan turned himself in at a NYPD station house, authorities said.

Timothy Caughman, a man stabbed to death on March 20, 2017, is show in a photo obtained by WPIX.

Caughman described himself in his Twitter bio as "a can and bottle recycler, autograph collecter in NY city".

Investigators believe the two men knew each other, a law enforcement source said.

Responding to reports of Jackson's ties to a hate group in Maryland, a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, "We are looking into his background".

The Maryland resident had been harboring feelings of hate toward black people for "over 10 years", police said.

The NYPD said a 66-year-old man walked into the Midtown South police station on West 35th Street around 11:30 p.m. Monday with stab wounds to the chest and back. He was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Police said that the victim walked more than a block to a police precinct before collapsing.

For the next 24 hours, Jackson stayed in the city.

The names of the suspect and the victim have not been released. Police asked for the public's help to ID him - and he saw it on TV.

Police recovered a 26-inch mini sword, which they believe to be the weapon used in the stabbing, authorities said. NYPD has been told the suspect served in the Army for four years, where he was deployed to Afghanistan and Germany, and honorably discharged in 2012.

James Harris Jackson, 28, told police he left his home in Baltimore on Friday and took the bus to New York "because it is the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement", Bill Aubrey, a deputy chief at the New York Police Department, told reporters. Caughman described himself as a "can and bottle recycler, autograph collecter in NY city" on social media.



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