Suspect admits racial bias behind murder: NYPD

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A white man who travelled to New York City to harm black people turned himself in with knives in his pocket at a Manhattan police station on Wednesday, police said, a day after police say he fatally stabbed a black man in an attack on a sidewalk. VIDEO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - This is the man arrested for stabbing an elderly black man to death in Midtown Manhattan in what he admits to police was a racially motivated attack.

James Harris Jackson, 28, walked into this police station in Times Square, where he told officers "I'm the person that you're looking for," and that he had knives in his pocket.

The NYPD on Wednesday saying Jackson specifically intended to target black men, and that he had traveled from Baltimore, Maryland, to New York City "because it is the media capital of the world and he wanted to make a statement."

On Monday night, Jackson crossed paths with 66-year-old Timothy Caughman on a sidewalk in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. A few minutes later, Caughman staggered into a nearby police station, bleeding from stab wounds to his chest and back. He later died at a nearby hospital.

According to other media reports, Jackson typed up a manifesto declaring his racist views on a computer, and that he told police he wanted to kill black men who get romantically involved with white women.

NYPD Deputy Chief Bill Aubrey saying, "We're very fortunate that it stopped at one and it wasn't more."

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