Suspect who ran from court is now accused of threatening to shoot someone in New Orleans East

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Photo of Walter Jackson provided by NOPD

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police are trying to track down a man named Walter Jackson.  He’s 21 years old.

On April 20, they say Jackson ran from the Criminal District Court building at Tulane Avenue and Broad Street after failing a drug test.

Now police say Jackson is connected to an aggravated assault in 2016.  They say it happened on June 2 at about 1:00 in the morning in New Orleans East near the intersection of Haynes Boulevard and Vincent Street.  Police say a man was walking in the area when a car pulled up and the driver pointed a gun at him.  According to police, the victim identified Jackson as the driver.

If you know where Walter Jackson is, call the NOPD’s Seventh District at 504-658-6070 or CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.