Official: Sword death of black man is “assault” on diversity

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, “an assault” on the city’s inclusiveness and diversity.

Police say 28-year-old James Harris Jackson took a bus to New York to target black men when he encountered Timothy Caughman, who was collecting bottles from trash cans, and killed him.

Jackson turned himself in at a Times Square police station early Wednesday, about 25 hours after the Caughman staggered into a police precinct bleeding to death.

Jackson has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who can comment on the case.

Police say the reason he picked New York is because it’s “the media capital of the world.”

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