The Baltimore-area white supremacist who turned himself in after allegedly stabbing a random black man in Manhattan last week has been charged with murder as an act of terrorism, officials announced on Monday. James Jackson, 28, allegedly took a bus from Maryland to Manhattan with the mission of killing black men. The self-proclaimed white supremacist encountered 66-year-old Timothy Caughman on the street on Monday and stabbed him to death with a sword. After turning himself in, Jackson reportedly told investigators that he was a white supremacist and that he wanted to murder black men to stop interracial relationships.
He was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime last week. The charges were later upgraded to an act of terrorism on Monday. The upgraded charges are the first time a Manhattan District Attorney has issued murder as an act of terrorism charges since the statued was revised following the 9/11 terror attacks. Read more at CBS NEW YORK.