Transcript for Police continue to investigate Jussie Smollett case
And we turn now to that breaking news overnight about the alleged attack on actor Jesse smallest Chicago police have questioned two persons of interest. Officials say they're investigating whether goes to people played any role in the attack. Or whether the attack happened at all. This morning new questions about the alleged assault on empire star just east mullet. The actor claimed he was walking back to Chicago apartment two weeks ago when two men assaulted him. Yelling racial and homophobic slurs and putting a noose around his neck. As I was crossing. The interception I heard empire. It empire and I me me empire. And I didn't Hanson and kept walking and tired. And pie. Side turned around and that's it and say to me and I see. He attack her. And asked. And he saved this maggot country and punches me right in the face. Small it has insisted he's telling the truth. How can doubt that I how do you how do you not believe that it's truth. Investigators have identified two people of interest seen armed this surveillance video their attorney says both men who work with small Latin. Police say one appeared on the show and higher and they're now investigating. Whether the two individuals committed the attack. Or whether the attack happened at all ABC's Alex for as is in Chicago where the men are being questioned. Investigators were able to track them down using cameras transportation records and information provided by Justine it's mullet himself now authorities say they've known about them for some time but we're not able to talk to them. Until they returned from Nigeria and smile at discuss a surveillance video with Robin Roberts do you believe that they could possibly be the attackers and do. What is it out there. Besides it went why do you feel that they possibly. 'cause I was there I don't have any. Doubt in my mind. That. That's their own. Never did. The Chicago police are stressing that any media speculation cleaning the incident was a hoax remains unconfirmed. And the producers and empire are disputing reports that Somalis character is being written off the show. Calling those claims patently ridiculous and thanks while it remains afloat. For a player harm the child. And as for those who people of interest police took a week shoes in electronic devices from their homes but no charges have been filed.
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