A white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for fatally stabbing a black man near Times Square in New York.

James Jackson, 30, pleaded guilty to six counts, including murder, terrorism and a hate crime charge, earlier this year. The guilty plea came almost two years after he admitted to killing Timothy Caughman, 66, after stalking multiple black men.

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Jackson, an Army veteran from Baltimore, told police he had traveled to New York City with the intention of committing a “political terrorist attack," according to CBS New York. He also told police he wanted to “inspire white men to kill black men, to scare black men, and to provoke a race war."

“From the outset of this case, the people have rejected any resolution of this case that does not acknowledge the reality that James Jackson is a white supremacist and terrorist," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. said after the conviction, noting it was the first time a white supremacist was convicted on terror charges in New York.

The attack occurred in March 2017 when Caughman was alone collecting bottles to recycle. He entered a nearby police station bleeding, before dying at a hospital.

Jackson reportedly spent hours searching for a new target before turning himself in the next day.

Vance said Jackson's conviction represented the first time a white supremacist was convicted on terror charges in New York.