Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. REUTERS

An apparent white supremacist was indicted on two murder charges after he traveled from Baltimore to New York City and killed a black man with a sword last week, the Manhattan district attorney announced Monday afternoon. Cyrus Vance's office made the announcement about James Harris Jackson via a press release.

Jackson, who was indicted in court Monday, was facing "one count each of Murder in the First and Second Degrees as an Act of Terrorism, Murder in the Second Degree as a Hate Crime, as well as three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon," according to the press release.

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"James Jackson prowled the streets of New York for three days in search of a black person to assassinate in order to launch a campaign of terrorism against our Manhattan community and the values we celebrate," District Attorney Vance said. "Last week, with total presence of mind, he acted on his plan, randomly selecting a beloved New Yorker solely on the basis of his skin color, and stabbing him repeatedly and publicly on a Midtown street corner. James Jackson wanted to kill black men, planned to kill black men, and then did kill a black man. He chose Midtown as his crime scene because Manhattan is the media capital of the world, and a place where people of different races live together and love one another. We must never take for granted New York’s remarkable diversity. We must celebrate it, protect it, and refuse to let violence and hate undermine the progress we have made as a city, a state, and a nation."

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Jackson stabbed 66-year-old Timothy Caughman with a mini sword on March 20 after arriving to the city from Baltimore. Jackson reportedly had elaborate plans to target not just black men, but those who were both affluent as well as those who date white women, the New York Daily News reported.