Jussie Smollett says he's 'OK' following attack

The family of the "Empire" star said: "This was a racial and homophobic hate crime."
1:47 | 02/01/19

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Transcript for Jussie Smollett says he's 'OK' following attack
We now go to Chicago where police are still investigating the photo of two potential persons of interest in the alleged Jesse small and it. I tax case Alex bread does live there in Chicago Alex what's the latest with the investigations Milan. Just broke his silence what did he say. Well Maria he talked to essence magazine and it turns out he wanted people to know he said that he is okay the first day. And also you wanted everyone to know that he's telling the truth about what happened to him he says he has hope. Belief that justice will cop now or any idea where I'm Matt this is new streets it's called new street in Chicago Streeter bill. Neighborhood and this is one of the streets that investigators are taking a very close look at there are a lot of cameras. On this street Lou it but I want to bring your attention did this camera in particular right there at the corner on top of that light pole there. Our investigators released an image of this block here where you see to you. People there calling persons of interest to possible witnesses that they want to talk to you now. The attack that Jesse. Suffered a that he told investigators he's effort. Happened within a two block radius between here and that subway sandwich shop it was about 2 AM he says he was leaving that subway sandwich shop when he was attacked. By two men who were wearing masks he says they were yelling racial and homophobic slurs. And that he reported the incident to police shortly after that but at this point investigators have looked at that camera they've looked at a many cameras and there are a lot of them in this neighborhood and they still have not been able to trying to track down any video of the actual attack. But they say they have about a dozen detectives working this case right now. I think you so much Alex press live in Chicago.

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