Armed ex-boyfriend of ‘Color Purple’ actress arrested near Broadway theater: cops

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Joaquina Kalukango attends "The Color Purple" Broadway Cast Photo Call at Intercontinental Hotel on November 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Joaquina Kalukango attends “The Color Purple” Broadway Cast Photo Call at Intercontinental Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

MIDTOWN – Police arrested the ex-boyfriend of “The Color Purple” actress Joaquina Kalukango after he allegedly threatened her online and showed up armed with a knife near the Broadway theater where she performs.

Christophe Horton, 28, wrote on Facebook and in text messages that “she’ll feel it soon and you all will regret what you did,” “the main event is coming just be patient,” “somebody’s going to die” and “pay for security,” according to the criminal complaint.

Officers arrested Horton Saturday afternoon on West 45th Street close to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where she plays Nettie in the musical based on Alice Walker’s novel.

Officer Cristina Perez searched him and found an eight-inch knife tucked into the inside pocket of his jacket, according to officials.

Horton was arraigned Sunday and charged with aggravated harassment and criminal possession of knives or dangerous instruments.


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