2 Suspects in Jussie Smollett Attack Case Released

E! Online | 2/16/2019 | Staff
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UPDATE: Two men arrested in connection with a reported attack on Jussie Smollett were released on Friday without being charged.

"Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete," tweeted Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago Police Department.

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Chicago police have identified and arrested "two persons of interest" amid their investigation into an attack on Jussie Smollett.

Last month, the 36-year-old Empire actor told Chicago police he was attacked in the city by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him, put a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him before fleeing the scene. The news has been met with much skepticism online, as for weeks, authorities did not make any arrests or unveil evidence to back up his account.

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Smollett sought treatment at a hospital after the attack and was revealed to be...
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