Police Announce Two Persons of Interest Pulled From Surveillance Footage of Jussie Smollett Attack

Posted January 30, 2019

There has been a major break in the vicious Jussie Smollett attack in Chicago that took place on Tuesday, and despite public criticism police have now announced they have two persons of interest they are trying to locate.

Cops investigating the Jussie Smollett attack say they finally have a lead from surveillance video … but they’re gonna need the public’s help to locate multiple persons of interest.

Chicago PD says detectives were able to find a camera angle that revealed “persons of interest wanted for questioning” in the assault and battery of the “Empire” star. Cops are careful not to call the people suspects in the case.

Police say they’ll be releasing images of the persons of interest shortly.

TMZ broke the story … Jussie says two men in ski masks jumped him, beat him up, doused him with bleach and left a rope around his neck before fleeing. He says they yelled, “MAGA country” as they got away.

We know the attack happened somewhere near Jussie’s residence in Chicago, and that police were reviewing cameras — city-owned and from privately owned buildings in the area.

Despite outlets and critics insinuating that Jussie’s account of the incident was not as it seems, this is a great development–and potentially could lead to an arrest. Jussie continues to receive overwhelming support via social media as we showed you HERE.

Images of the two persons of interest are said to be released soon.

Update: the image has been released as of Wednesday evening. via FOX:

Police released the following statement: “Chicago Police detectives have located surveillance cameras that show potential people of interest in the alleged assault and battery that was reported in the 300 block of E. North Water Street (Empire cast member). While the video footage does not depict an assault, the individuals pictured are seen in the vicinity of the alleged criminal incident during the alleged time of occurence. Detectives are taking this investigation seriously and urging anyone with any information on the identity of these individuals to contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380 or anonymously at www.cpdtip.com”

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