Death of Timothy Caughman is suspected to be a hate crime

Police believe Army veteran James Jackson allegedly came to New York City to kill African-American males.
1:18 | 03/23/17

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Back now with some chilling video and a possible hate crime on the streets of New York. A suspect from Baltimore accused of fatally stabbing a man and allegedly telling police he came to the city to kill African-Americans. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: Tonight, the man captured on this surveillance tape on a New York City street is under arrest. James Jackson, a 28-year-old army veteran accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman to death. Police say simply because he was black. It is believed he was specifically intending to target male blacks. It's well over ten years that he has been harboring his hate towards male blacks. Reporter: Police say Jackson came from Baltimore with the intent to kill black people. The reason why he picked new York is because it's the media capital of the world, and he wanted to make a statement. Reporter: A can and bottle recycler, he was going through the trash before being stabbed. Jackson who served in Afghanistan is seen running down the street after the stabbing. Caughman made it to a police station, but later died. Jackson later turned himself in. The suspect wrote a manifesto about attacking blacks in new York City. So far this year, there have been 122 reported hate crimes in this city. That's more than double this time last year, Tom.

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