Potential Persons of Interest Found in Jussie Smollett Attack Case

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Chicago Police say they have found surveillance footage of potential suspects in the alleged attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett. Surveillance video showing “potential persons of interest” was found the day after the alleged attack, Chicago Police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi tweeted, adding that a “community alert w/ photos is being constructed and will be disseminated shortly.” Police had previously announced that the search area for cameras was expanded after no footage of the attack turned up late Tuesday. The incident is said to have taken place in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago around 2 a.m. Smollett, who is openly gay, told police he was assaulted by two suspects who allegedly yelled out “racial and homophobic slurs,” and tied a rope around his neck before fleeing the scene.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast