New York Daily News
B’way star’s ex nabbed in threat
THE EX-BOYFRIEND of an actress starring in Broadway’s “The Color Purple” has been busted for threatening her on social media, the Daily News has learned.
Christopher Horton had an 8-inch kitchen knife in his coat pocket when cops arrested him Saturday afternoon near the Bernard Jacobs Theatre, where his ex, Joaquina Kalukango, stars as Nettie in “The Color Purple,” police sources said.
“She’ll feel it soon and you will all regret what you did. . . . The main event is coming just be patient,” Horton, 28, wrote in a series of Facebook and text messages, according to a criminal complaint.
“Somebody’s going to die. . . . Pay for security.”
He sent the messages between Tuesday and Saturday, the criminal complaint said.
On Saturday, a security guard with the Shubert Organization, which owns a number of Broadway theaters, approached an NYPD sergeant just past 1 p.m. and told him Horton was nearby, police sources said.
The guard said Horton threatened Kalukango,lk 27, and d yelledll d at herh whenh she showed up for work minutes earlier.
Two days earlier, the actress told Shubert officials that she was worried because of the Facebook threats.
When he yelled at her Saturday, she told the stage manager, who called Shubert security, police sources said.
Horton, who gave police a Chicago address, was arraigned Sunday on aggravated harassment and criminal possession of knives or dangerous instrument charges.
He remains held on $10,000 bond or $7,500 cash bail, and is due back in court Friday.