'Potential Persons of Interest' Sought in Jussie Smollett Attack - NBC Southern California

'Potential Persons of Interest' Sought in Jussie Smollett Attack

Smollett told police he was walking downtown near the Chicago River at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday when two masked men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him

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    Empire Star Jussie Smollett Attacked in Possible Hate Crime

    Jussie Smollett was attacked in Chicago by two men who yelled racial and homophobic slurs as they beat him with their fists and tied a rope around his neck. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (Published Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019)

    Chicago police said Wednesday that a thorough review of security video in the attack on actor Jussie Smollett has revealed "potential persons of interest" that investigators would like to question, NBC News reported.

    A star on Fox's "Empire," Smollett told authorities he had gone for a bite to eat in the upscale Streeterville neighborhood about 2 a.m. Tuesday when two men yelling racist and homophobic slurs attacked him and left him with injuries to his face, police said.