UPDATE: Two Arrested in Smollett Case

As Sister Toldjah reported Friday morning, Chicago Police interviewed two men on Thursday whom they characterized as “persons of interest” in the alleged attack of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. The men, who are brothers have been arrested but not specifically charged with attacking Smollett.


CBS Chicago reports:

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the two men whom police have identified only as Nigerian brothers were picked up at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday and taken into custody after returning from Nigeria after police learned that at least one of the men worked on “Empire.” He said he did not know what the man’s job was on the television drama. He confirmed that a search warrant was executed at the Chicago apartment where the men lived but did not have any information about what exactly what police found.

Guglielmi reiterated Friday that there was “no evidence to say that this is a hoax” and that Smollett continues to be treated by police as a victim and not a suspect.


Chicago Police have investigated telephone and rideshare service records to track the brothers’ movements on the night of the attack. They have been unable to find any surveillance video showing the attack itself.



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